BERLIN – A resident asked town officials to intercede as an abandoned home on his street has become a safety issue.
Cape Circle resident Larry Smith approached the town council during Monday’s regular meeting and asked officials to do something about the house across the street from his. He says it’s overgrown with weeds, covered in mold and, with a swimming pool, poses a safety hazard.
Mayor Gee Williams told Smith state law didn’t allow the town to do much regarding the property located east of Route 113.
“We want to do everything we can within the law,” Williams said. “This is one of the cases where the law is an ass. Nothing is more damn frustrating than to see this happen.”
Smith told the council he was coming to them with his concerns because he’d called town hall several times but the house remained an eyesore.