What the heck? Why can't they take care of their property?

Jan Bray's yard is nicely manicured. It's obvious she takes care of it.

"It's the right thing to do. I want my yard to look nice," she says.

Too bad she can't enjoy it. The lot next to her is vacant -- except for 4-ft.-high grass that lives there.

She says it's been a problem for every day of the 19 years she's lived there. And not because she hasn't called the city time and again to complain.

"I don't believe I have to call them every year and beg them to come out. It should be the city's responsibility," Bray tells Call 11 for Action problem solver Mika Highsmith.

Trouble is, the lot is privately owned. Yes, the city will manage it by issuing citations, but it's actually the owner's responsibility to take care of the property.

"Carty wants everyone to keep the city beautiful. He's going to every vacant home. I want them to keep up their end of the bargain. I pay my taxes," Bray says.

If you have a problem you think Mika can help you with, call her at 419-248-1128.

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