Just two houses down at 1906 Bequette Street is this house, evidently abandoned to the elements. The yard has been mowed once this year, a couple of months ago.
I called Neighborhood Code today to send in a report. In general, I consider myself pretty lenient on keeping a yard in tiptop shape, but this was becoming a real concern in the neighborhood, and it looked as though it would only get worse.
The woman with the city said Neighborhood Code has been getting 300 calls a day for out-of-control weeds. But the city can place only about 100 signs a day. So, they’re about three weeks behind.
In any case, if we could figure out who actual owns the property now, I’m sure my boys would mow that yard for a reasonable fee.