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Residents: overgrown lawns a health hazard

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Residents at the Blake Station subdivision in Harvest said several lots have overgrown lawns. Residents at the Blake Station subdivision in Harvest said several lots have overgrown lawns.
HARVEST, AL (WAFF) -

Some residents in Madison County said their neighborhood is being overrun by snakes and mice.

The Blake Station subdivision in Harvest has several overgrown lots and residents can't get any answers when it comes to who it falls on to maintain them.

One property in particular on Engineer Circle has changed hands with different banks at least four times.

The grass is as high as a mailbox. Most are vacant lots waiting for homes to be built and residents said they've been dealing with this problem for almost a year.

There are almost 50 lots in the subdivision and more than half are sitting vacant.

"It's very limited in the houses. It's really nice but who is going to live out here, this is a shame, this is a health hazard," said homeowner, Mary Anne Wharton.

After several calls to developers, realtors, and the Madison County Tax Collector, WAFF 48 News learned the overgrown lots had been foreclosed on and now the bank owns them and it's up to the bank to mow them.

Several banks have possession of vacant lots.

Southbank was the only bank to return a call and said they are mowing the lawns every 4 to 5 weeks.

According to the Tax Collector, Quantum Services Corporation owns some of the worse lots and WAFF 48 News is waiting for word on when they plan to mow the lawns.

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