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Offline fivestartaylor

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Anybody live in Indiana?Need Advice ASAP.
« on: July 17, 2007, 02:44:12 am »
OK.... my ongoing dilema, we live in Indianapolis Indiana- in the city so there are alot of houses around.Current ly the houses on both sides of us are vacant  1has been for 4 months the other for 2 years and then there's another one directly across the street from us thats actually abandoned.  Heres dilema these houses are constantly in a state of disaster.. the one to the left of me people randomly dump their garbage in the back yard - we found a case of used syringes and bloody gauze and nasty rotting food and it's bad like you can smell it when you come out of the back door. I called Mayors Action Center they told me to deal with it - I said "no thanks I don't wanna die of aids " and i called board of health- they said the same thing  - i personally wrote the Mayor of this fine city - no response so i paid $80 to have someone come and remove the stuff so I would not have to deal with it, which I shouldn't have to I am a homeowner and pay my taxes and keep my house up and my yard and property look good and I am proud of it - I own my home scott free no more mortgage nothing at 24 !!! I have accomplished alot and feel like I have no one to turn to when i have a problem like this . But I am really worried about the safety of my kids and my doggies with all this going on...oh and 2 day ago we went away for a day came back and someone had dumped 3 13 gal. trash cans full of feces o some sort in the yard next to us. I apologize for being so long I just dunno what to do anymore... any suggestions?
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Re: Anybody live in Indiana?Need Advice ASAP.
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007, 03:02:47 am »
Well, I don't live in Indianapolis, but I do live in Indiana. I got on the Indianapolis website and found out that the place to call is the mayor's action center. But, they also have a township coordinator that is dedicated to that particular issue. Here's the list.

http://www.indygov.org/eGov/City/DPW/About/CustServ/coordinators.htm

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Re: Anybody live in Indiana?Need Advice ASAP.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 04:23:31 am »
Got some matches???? (sorry I have no advise, we have a junky rotting trailer down the road and I want to burn it down. LMAO)
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Re: Anybody live in Indiana?Need Advice ASAP.
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 09:41:35 am »
I'm sorry you have to be dealing with this.  You should have sent the bill to the mayors office.  You shouldn't have to pay to have someone clean that up.

I would call a news station or newspaper and see if they would be interested in doing a public interest story on it.  They love it when government agencies do nothing to help the taxpayer.  Maybe writing a letter to the editor?

And I would also keep up with calling your local organizations.  Good idea to monitor and take pictures of everything too.

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007, 09:58:20 am »
just a thought, call a local prison to get their inmates to clean it ;) hehehe
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2007, 09:32:45 pm »
I call EVERY day just to complain and voice my frustrations at this point. What gets me is no one calls back - it's like I call and thats as far as it goes. I contacted the local news, nothing yet.

I actually hand wrote the mayor and the board of health so far no response.

* on a lighter note - hubby says I should go bust down a door and put some bleach and stuff in the house and call MAC again and tell them people are making meth in there. LOL. Indiana does not take meth labs lightly so I might get some response then*

I am also half tempted to find out who owns the houses and just offer to buy them and then bulldoze em to the ground and have the extra land for the kids and dogs. I guess I could try that and see where that gets me.
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Re: Anybody live in Indiana?Need Advice ASAP.
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007, 09:50:12 pm »
Did you call your township coordinator?