12 OYS: Homeowner fed up with weeds, trees from city land invading property

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News 12 at 6 o'clock / May 26, 2014

12 On Your Side

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Dan Wright has lived most of his adult life in his Tremont Avenue home, and is fed up with a growing problem.

"It used to be a nice manicured place up until that fence went up," Wright said.

But now weeds and overgrowth are intruding onto his yard from this strip of land between his property and a neighboring restaurant.

"They've been good (restaurant) neighbors. I ain't got no complaints with them," Wright said.

He does have a gripe with the city which he said used to keep the weeds cut and branches picked up.

"I feel like it could be handled very easily, and I wouldn't have to go through all this trouble," Wright said. When the city stopped, Wright said he started.

"For a while when I was able, I used to get out and cut it myself," Wright said.

He said that's all but impossible now that he's disabled.

But now that I am not able, I just let it go," said Wright. He said numerous calls to the city's maintenance department have gone unanswered. So he took the next step.

"12 On Your Side, so I decided to give you a call and daggone, you called. You called back. I was well pleased," he said.

News 12 contacted the city's engineering department early last week. We hope to hear back from someone when they are back in the office Tuesday.

"I hope it gets cleaned up," Wright said.

We have had some success getting answers for property owners like Dan Wright and we hope to give him an idea of when the area will be cut back and cleaned up.

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