by: Mike Petchenik Updated:
ROSWELL, Ga. - Roswell leaders have given a homeowner 30 days to clean up trash on his property that neighbors allege has been spilling over into a nearby creek bed.
“It’s been hideous.
Wichman said she’s even seen soiled diapers thrown in the woods, causing concerns about the health and well-being of herself and her neighbors.
“It’s not a good thing, not a healthy environment,” she said.
Resident Kathy Wentzel told Petchenik she no longer allows her children to hike in the woods behind their neighborhood.
“I can’t understand it,” she said.
Petchenik emailed Roswell officials pictures of the trash and a city spokeswoman emailed to say code enforcement
“This problem has been going on for months according to the complainant,” the email said. “The complainant states that someone is living in a tent on the property. Code Enforcement has issued a notice to them to remove all of the ‘yard sale’ items out of the yard. The officer wasn't able to make contact to view the back yard. He said he tried to view from the complainant's yard but could not see the debris from that angle. “
Petchenik confronted a man at the home in question who admitted to the mess in the backyard. But
Roswell city spokeswoman Julie Brechbill said the homeowner is only responsible for cleaning the items on his property. If he doesn’t comply, she said he’ll face a citation.