Error Delays Clean Up of Eyesore

Updated: Tuesday, November 26 2013, 12:25 PM CST
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By: Yami Virgin

Less than 24 hours after Fox San Antonio responded to a viewer's call for help, the city has cleaned up an eyesore

Sarah Valdez lives next door to 926 Koehler Court.

Since December Valdez has been calling the city to clean up the vacant home next door.

In June the city gave the owner a citation ordering them to clean up within 10 days.

Due to an error the citation was never entered properly into the city system.

According to Michael Shannon, Assistant Director of Development Services, thanks to Valdez calling Fox San Antonio the error was found.

Today workers mowed the 4 foot tall vegetation, boarded up the house and removed the garbage from the property.

The owner will have to pay for the services plus $180 in administrative fees.

If he gets a second citation in less than a year, he will be considered a repeat offender.

At that time the process to demolish the home will move a lot faster.

Shannon says this is a good example of why it's so important for the community to work with the city to clean up these eyesores.

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