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Tulsa couple: Overgrown grass on City lots will be cut according to officials

Posted at 9:26 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 22:33:02-04

UPDATE - After bringing their problem to 2 Works for You about city-owned overgrown grass lots near their home, a Tulsa Couple says a city official told them the lots will be mowed by the weekend.

TULSA - A woman claims the empty lots across the street from her house, which are owned by the City of Tulsa, have been without maintenance for quite some time.

It's not hard to hear the sounds of nature or to see it. But it sure is an eyesore for Sharon Stanton.

"Probably a year ago they started buying the houses out for the Gilcrease Expressway Extension and it looked good when they first tore it down because there was no grass, but they have not done one thing since they tore the houses down," she said.

Multiple empty lots sit across from Stanton's home.

"It's awful and I've called the City several times and the health department," Stanton said.

She even filed a report online.

"I noticed today it's been closed and I assume because I got a phone call that we weren't going to get anything done for awhile," Stanton said.

Stanton says a city employee left her a voicemail. Part of the voicemail said, "At this moment, we don't have the funding to cut that. We are waiting on officials to give us funding for that area and some other areas in that part of town. So we're not going to be able to get to it just yet."

Stanton says it's a different picture just a block away and worries for drivers safety.

"It makes no sense when like I said they mow on that street over twice since I've been watching," she said. "You have to ease up around the corner and you shouldn't have to do that in a small neighborhood."

As the grass continues to grow, Sharon Stanton will continue to look the other way.

2 works for you reached out to the City. We're told the City has acquired property in that area close to a month ago and will work to get a contract for mowing.

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