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Adrian officials taking steps to clean up neighborhoods

ADRIAN, MI (Toledo News Now) -

Amajor effort to clean up neighborhoods and keep property values from decliningis underway in Adrian.

Cityofficials say it's an increasing issue: Homes aren't being kept up. Whether itstrash in the yard, overgrown grass, or peeling paint, officials say they'vebeen getting more and more calls from residents who want to see their neighbors'homes cleaned up.

"Everyday, you can't help but notice there are homes that have fallen into disrepair,and yards that aren't getting the attention they should," said resident SaraBingham.

Cityemployees are now out on the streets, looking for properties that aren't up tocode. They're hoping to have a complete list of addresses by the end of theweek, and that list will be sent to the Inspection Department.

Binghamsays she's happy the city is stepping in.

"[It]certainly affects the property value of the surrounding homes, and absolutelyaffects the way that people feel when they're driving around the city," shesaid.

Propertyowners whose addresses are on the list will be given a warning and time tocorrect the issue before a citation is issued.

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