Neighborhood gets answers from leaders about area cleanup

PARIS, Tenn. ­­­ Residents in Paris say they are tired of the eyesore in their neighborhood.

Screen Shot 2016-06-03 at 8.54.18 PMResidents said they have had enough with the overgrown lots, dilapidated houses, trash and wild creatures roaming around and they have had enough.

Residents took their concerns to the Paris City Commission Thursday night about the three homes on their street.

“We have got a job ahead of us, last night after the meeting we looked around and have been back today,” Mayor Carlton Gerrell said. “It’s the third time in less than 24 hours meeting people and checking things out and having some conversations.”

Residents can expect changes soon.

City Manager Kim Foster said they have already increased police presence in the area, scheduled mowing crews and are working to take care of the unwanted buildings.

City leaders are planning to demolish the empty houses within the next few months once they finish all the legal processes with the county.

Officials are working on fixing or demolishing more than 150 homes in Paris.

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