Maple Heights neighbors complain about garbage still piling up in yard

Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 3:01 PM EDT
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MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - It’s been a month since the 19 News Troubleshooter Team visited a neighborhood after complaints of a resident not cleaning up their yard and there has been no progress from either the homeowner or city officials.

For the past two years, resident Daniel Scoglietti has been fighting to get his Elmwood Avenue neighbor to clean up their yard.

“Everybody on this street, you can see, keeps their houses looking good except for this place,” said Scoglietti.

He called 19 News earlier this summer after he built a fence between their yards because the problems got so bad and he wasn’t getting any help from the city.

“I get the same story over and over again, that we’ll come out, we’ll look at the property and we’ll cite them if needed,” said Scolgelietti.

According to court documents discovered by the 19 News, the owner of the home, Joshua Solomon, was cited by the city for not picking up waste and when he didn’t appear in court, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

“I just want somebody to come here and clean up this mess,” said Scoglietti.

City officials told 19 News the house is in the process of being sold and the new owners plan to clean up as soon as they get full ownership of the home.

As of Friday, the mess continues to grow, and Scogelietti says he’s spoken to the new owner of the home, but nothing has changed.

We called the new owner, asking for an update on the plan to clean up, but they declined to comment.

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