1920 Forest Ave. Lansing, MI
This issue is one that the Code of Compliance office has been aware of since the end of May. I sent in a complaint at that time about the condition of the property at 1920 Forest Ave. The next morning a inspector from your office came out to inspect the property. Found the violations, sent a letter to the homeowner. A week passed and there was no action by the homeowner or the other occupant to take care of the unkempt yard. I contacted the inspector via email.... and was informed that the homeowner was given an extension..... again another week and a half went by with very little effort made to clean the property up. The last few days of the before the reinspection, progress was made by the homeowner's son, (who resides with the homeowner). The property was apparently reinspected . After waiting for several days for some kind of notification from the inspector and getting nothing I emailed him as to the status of the complaint that I filed. The response was that the noted violations had been brought into compliance with code. How ever the makeshift privacy fence and tall weeds still remained. I responded with much displeasure to the inspector, because of the unaddressed violations. The next morning the inspector again visited the the property at 1920 Forest Ave. and the homeowner's son mowed and got rid of debris, again failing to address the makeshift privacy fence and weeds along the chain link fence along the south property line.
Now it is my contention that REGARDLESS of the long standing and ongoing issues between the homeowner's and other inhabitants of the properties of 1920 and 1924 Forest Ave. Lansing, Mi. 48910, a code violations remain code violations, and the homeowner with the violations need to be made to comply fully.
It is also my intention to visit the office of the City Attorney's office and file further complaints as to the property of 1920 Forest Ave including forwarding emails and photos from this complaint and actions taken by your office.