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Woman uses social media to shame neighboring homes

Posted at 6:20 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 08:27:21-04

Tabitha Deon is disgusted by the tall grass that’s spreading into her backyard.

“We’ve seen possums and we’ve seen rabbit, skunks,” Deon said.

Deon’s home in the Town of Niagara sits between two vacant homes on Birch Avenue. Both homes have at least 3-foot tall grass in the back yard with dilapidated vehicles and even a bath tub. It’s causing all kinds of pests like mosquitoes to invade Deon’s property.

“My kids don’t even play in the back yard no more because of mosquitoes,” Deon said.

Deon said she has complained several times to the Town of Niagara about the lack of up-keep with the properties. But after little progress, she’s now sharing her story on social media, hoping someone in power will listen.

“I went on Facebook because I didn’t have anywhere else to turn. I mean because the town they just act like they not doing anything about it,” Deon said.

Niagara Code Enforcer told 7 Eyewitness News the town does not discuss open violation cases. However, they did confirm letters were sent to the owner of the properties. He was given 10 days to respond to the town and cut the grass. If he doesn’t comply the town could take him to court.

Deon said she just want the properties cleaned-up.

“If my landlord wanted to sell this house, I don’t think that he could sell it because of the house next door. I would not buy it,” Deon said.