Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Opinion

February 2, 2013

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Cleanup needed, regardless the side of town

Dear Editor:

Several attempts have been made to contact someone in city administration/inspections, trying to get results in a matter which, I believe, affects the well-being of our citizens and our young children. To date, the problems have not been addressed nor rectified.

There is a trailer home on SW 2nd Avenue, between SW 20th and SW 21st Streets, which has been torn apart since late October/early November 2012. There is debris, insulation, metal, pieces of furniture, and possibly asbestos, flying around this area for months!

When outside, I smell and breathe the infected air created by this gross eyesore. The unsightly danger has been there for months. Please look at the attached photo and see what still remains after the elements and vandals have had their way with it. Keep in mind; this is mere blocks from the elementary school! Children have been exposed to this trash for months!

There is also a burned house and side addition at 1611 SW 4th Ave., between SW 15th and SW 16th Streets. This is only two blocks away from Travis Elementary and is a ghastly sight for all who travel on 4th Avenue. Burned debris has been piled up in front of the house. While the house, with its roof collapsed by fire, just sits there in a huge pile of rubble and filth. .

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