ERIC — NEIGHBORS IN JANESVILLE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT A VACANT DUPLEX FOR YEARS… ERIC — AND NOW THEY’RE ASKING THE CITY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. OUR ROCK COUNTY REPORTER JENNA MIDDAUGH HAS MORE. JENNA— VACANT BUILDINGS LIKE THIS DUPLEX ARE BECOMING MORE OF A PROBLEM HERE IN JANESVILLE, AND THE CITY IS LOOKING AT DRAFTING A NEW ORDINANCE THAT WOULD ADDRESS SOME OF THESE ISSUES. It brings our property value down being next to a house that’s abandoned 1;18. 1 VO TRACK RIGHT ON THE CORNER OF BROWNING AND GREENWOOD SITS A HOME THAT’S SAT EMPTY — FOR YEARS. 1 SOTW1 43 ;32 – the house used to be kept up to date and then over the past like three years, it’s became like abandoned. No one’s done lawn work. No one’s done maintenance to the driveway. No one’s done maintenance inside the house ;45. 2 VO TRACK ALEX CONDON HAS LIVED NEXT DOOR FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS, AND HE SAYS IT’S TIME FOR SOMETHING TO BE DONE. 2 SOTW3 42 3;03 we actually have a problem with mice in the winter now in our garage because the field, it just attracts..the long grass just attracts rodents and animals 3;11. 3 VO TRACK NEIGHBORS LIKE ALEX HAVE COMPLAINED TO THE CITY, AND WHEN THE GRASS GROWS TALLER THAN A FOOT, CREWS WILL COME OUT TO CUT IT DOWN. 3 SOTW5 42 when we get complaints, we’ll go out and we’ll inspect the property, and we’ll issue a notice to the property owner, and they have 7 days to correct and if they fail to do so we’ll send city staff out to do the work for them 1;15. 4 VO TRACK VACANT BUILDING ORDINANCE 4 SOTW7 43 1;57 – we want everybody to be good neighbors to each other 2;00. —JENNA— A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FORUM WILL BE HELD FOR THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE ON JUNE 15 AT 5 PM IN CITY HALL. IN JANESVILLE, JENNA MIDDAUGH, WISC NEWS 3. ERIC — JANESVILLE CITY RECORDS LIST A MILWAUKEE MAN AS THE PROPERTY OWNER FOR THAT VACANT DUPLEX. WE WERE NOT ABLE TO REACH HIM FOR COMMENT.