Big mess, irate neighbors -- it's all a day in the life of Mika Highsmith

Reported by Mika Highsmith email
Posted by Kate Oatis email

SOUTH TOLEDO (WTOL) - There's a huge mess on the 2600 block of Marlboro, and residents  say they've complained to the owner and to the city, to no avail.

So, like lots of folks in the area, one resident contacted Call 11 for Action problem solver Mika Highsmith.

And, of course, Mika stepped right in to take care of the problem.

Liann Kulczak says she just can't keep her eyes off the mess, it bothers her that bad. There are aerosol cans, discarded furniture, exercise equipment, tires, chemicals, bags of trash and even undergarments, for Pete's sake.

The mess apparently belonged to the family who lived in the house. They left the premises -- and the garbage -- about 2 weeks ago.

Kulczak and her neighbors just want to save their neighborhood.

After receiving Kulczak's call and taking action, Mika reports the city issued orders to the owner, with which he has not complied. So, the city will send a crew to clean up the mess on Wednesday -- and send the owner a ticket.

If you have a simlar problem, contact the City of Toledo at 419-936-2020.