Eyesores rile up neighbors, stir city action

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

VALE – The neighbors are calling City Hall. Sitting in their front yard on a warm summer night, all they can see from a porch is an empty house across the street -- windows broken, door hanging off the hinges and feral cats using the home to beat the heat. A car sits in the side yard, only the top visible because dry, dead weeds reach five feet or better.

During a recent Vale City Council meeting, City Manager Lynn Findley told councilors that complaints are up regarding the poor condition of properties in . . .