Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lower Price Hill nuisances addressed

Thanks to the pleas of a concerned Lower Price Hill resident, a number of nuisances in the area along the 600 block of Neave Street have been abated.

The 37-year-old resident contacted Vice Mayor David Crowley with complaints of excessive littering, drug sales and use, guns, and loitering in the neighborhood.

She had been cleaning up some of the litter on her own.

City crews have been out to clean the street on several occasions, and the abandoned property at 646 Neave Street has been cleaned up as well.

But in an e-mail late last week, the resident tells Building Cincinnati that there is one major concern that has yet to be addressed.

"I appreciate the work being done by the city but I also hope that something is going to be done to the owners of the properties and something really needs to be done about the tenants from 650 Neave St," she says. "These people don't work and I pay my taxes. So I guess I'm paying big time."

So far, Cincinnati police have said that they can do anything about the drug sales and use without seeing an offense take place, and can't clear out the loiterers unless the building owner complains.

A report to council by City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr, which might address the crime issue, is due by the beginning of October.

Previous reading on BC:
LPH resident: 'All I want is someone to care' (9/11/08)