She's just plain fed up with looking at mess across the street

Reported by Mika Highsmith email
Posted by Kate Oatis email

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Shirley Hudgins got orders from the city to make several home improvements back in February -- and she's been complying.

But she doesn't understand why she has to comply when she's forced to look at the mess across the street.

The empty lot along the railroad tracks is littered with trash and overgrown grass.

"It grows 7 ft. high," Hudgins said.

It's clear the city's aware of the problem, but she says, "They got mad at me when I opened my mouth."

So she contacted Call 11 for Action problem solver Mika Highsmith.

Hudgins is a senior citizen on a limited income who "did everything they told me." So she wants the city to set the example, hoping that they'll do the right thing, too.

"All I want the city to do is clean it up so I'm not embarrassed, plus if they clean it up they'll stop dumping," Hudgins said.

Mika contacted the city. They said they will figure out who's responsible and get it cleaned up.