Overflowing Dumpsters Concern Tenants & Inspectors

A windy Nebraska spring is not the time to have overflowing dumpsters. Garbage has been piling up at a northwest Omaha apartment complex so Fact Finders contacted Omaha city inspectors. They hope they won't have to hound the Fox Pointe owner about the two overflowing dumpsters.One an eyesore easily seen by passing drivers on busy fort street and both a concern for tenants.

Corina Glover says, " its kind of embarrassing having people come over because they say oh you live here. My apartment inside is nice but the outside premises is just nasty."

The owner of the complex declined an on camera interview but admits he's behind paying the garbage hauler. He hopes to get the dumpsters emptied soon and hire another trash service for regular pickup. A new manager is working on other issues.
There is a garage assigned to a tenant. It’s full of leafs and trash that’s blown in because there's no door.

The owner says garage doors and building roof are on the repair list. Tenants who talked to Fact Finders hope for consistent improvements.

Corina says, "I want them to treat this property like they'd want their own property to be treated. And for it to look nice."

Some tenants receive subsidized rent so taxpayers have a stake in living conditions in and around the apartments. City inspectors will make sure the landlord gets the picture.

Omaha’s weed and litter supervisor tells Fact Finders the owner will have ten days to empty the overflowing dumpsters and clean up the mess around them. If that doesn't happen the city crew could do the job and send a bill or slap a lien on the apartment complex.


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