EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The city’s cleanup of two homes along North Kentucky Avenue in Evansville is complete.
Officials say they removed 87 tons of trash and debris from the houses.
The work cost about $13,000.
The Board of Public Works approved the cleanup earlier this month after receiving complaints from neighbors.
The woman who owns one of the homes and lives in the other is in jail.
She claims she was not able to remove the debris herself.
This isn’t the only property the city has to cleanup.
Officials in Evansville say they perform about 700 cleanups each year.
Those cleanups carry an annual price tag of about $200,000.
The city sends a bill to the property owner for the cleanups, which often goes unpaid.
If the owner doesn’t pay up, the city usually puts a lien on the property, but officials admit they recoup very little of the money.
(This story was originally published on October 28, 2019)