Neighbors upset with junk outside north Tulsa home

Posted at 7:12 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 20:12:00-04

Neighbors say an eyesore is plaguing their community.

They claim one home in north Tulsa has so much "junk" in the front yard that it's distracting.

Pile after pile the ground almost nowhere in site.

"It's worse than any episode on 'Hoarders' on TV that you have ever seen," neighbor Charles Williams said. "It's much, much worse."

From plastic chairs to old vehicles.

"If you look at the property and the yard, you can only imagine what the inside looks like," Williams said.

The house is near East 36th Street North and North Lewis Avenue.

"It's very much noticeable now than what it was in the past because the city is re-doing the streets and putting in new sidewalks over there," Williams said.

Williams lives less than a mile away.
He says the hoarding has been going on for several years and he's made numerous calls to code enforcement.

"I was informed that they have received other complaints so they counseled a couple of the complaint numbers that I had, but they said they would return my calls and they never did," Williams said.

2 Works for You called the city and they say the owner claims the accumulated stuff is for resale.
But there is an open case for trash and debris outside the house, and after 2 Works for You pressed for answers,  the city cited the owner.

"I'm not going to see just the north side, but particular areas in the city get a little more attention than others," Williams said.

The city says the property is zoned residential and would be expensive to clean up because of the volume of trash, so they're looking for a resolution with the owner.

"A person has a right to live wherever they want to you know and I don't want to complain about people having things, but at the same time this there is way too much," Williams said.

Now, the north Tulsa resident is hoping for a different view on his daily drive.

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