Residents in surrounding homes use the city trash bin at the corner of Fitzwater and Grays Ferry to dispose of their daily household trash. By Friday the bin is overflowing onto the street, even worse on Saturday, and absolutely awful by Monday morning when the trash is removed by city trash removal service. By Wednesday, the trash bin has reached the top of the bin, and the overflowing trash cycle begins again. Sadly, the Philadelphia's "unlitter us" campaign is not working here.
Abandoned Deterioration House - animals seen entering and exiting, no persons living in house, broken/boarded up windows front and back, rainwater intruding, affecting neighbors properties due to rainwater and animals.
House is abandoned. Has hole in basement window facing Catharine Street. Animals seen entering and leaving. Rats in neighbor's home. L&I notice placed on window with August 31, 2011, compliance date. Four months later and no corrective action has been taken. Beyond issue of blight is greater issue of health hazard of wild animals occupying the basement.
This lot is under chronic disrepair and has a number of issues which effect the neighborhood. The rear yard overgrowth effects the shared utility lines for the houses on Catharine and Webster Streets, including telephone services. The overgrowth is trimmed by neighbors, but the problem cannot be solved without pulling out the roots of growth on the property (which cannot be done by neighbors without trespassing).
Lot is vacant with debris and trash out front for months. Windows, doors and easement to back of property are boarded with spare shutters, doors and other make-shift items. Many stray cats appear to be living in and around the property.
I have been noticing a lot of dog poop in our neighborhood. It’s not just this block, but the surrounding areas. It’s becoming a problem and it has a simple solution: CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG. Please, the people of Philadelphia, clean up after your dog. Not just for me, but for the community as a whole and for sanitation reasons.