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Code enforcers take on new challenges from foreclosures

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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

August 2, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The mortgage meltdown is starting to take its toll on the landscapes of many Albany neighborhoods. Code enforcers are starting to find more violations on foreclosed properties.

They have also been getting calls from neighbors who say the grass on these properties aren't being cut. The windows in many of these homes are also left open making it an easy target for trespassing and vandalism.

"I started noticing it in my own neighborhood where I live. We've been looking around the city getting some complaints about particular pieces of property. And I think this is going to be the next up and coming thing, an up and coming problem in Albany," said the Code Enforcement Director, Mike Tilson.

If you see any of these violations in your area you are encouraged to report them to Albany's code enforcement office at 229-438-3913.