Vacant lot a menace to kids’ Easter egg hunt
By JAMIE PATTERSON
A Yazoo City man wants to purchase a vacant lot just so he can keep it maintained.
As many property owners continue their battle with the city over unkempt property, O.B. Coleman wants to take over one lot so that he can keep it nice for his family.
“My grandkids were here over Easter,” he said. “I wouldn’t let them play in the yard because snakes were coming out of the ditch next door.”
Coleman, who lives on West Second Street, has a vacant narrow lot adjacent to his property. He said the lot is so small that nothing can be done with it.
With an adjoining ditch next to it, it has become a nest for snakes and other rodents.
Coleman told the Board of Mayor and Aldermen that he used to maintain the lot until the actual property owners were billed for the clean up by the city on their tax records.
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