I grew up on Anderson Boulevard in East Liverpool. I had a great childhood, playing in our yard, riding bikes on the "back road" and playing on the front porch. I now go to visit my parents and they are embarrassed to sit outside.
The reason is for the "eyesore" that Riverview Florists has become.
The entire property there is a mess. The two houses across from my parents' house have been condemned, and are falling down. The weeds are growing through all the greenhouses throughout the property and the roofs on most of the structures are caving in.
The city of East Liverpool now owns this property. Can anyone tell me what the city expects to do with this property? I can almost guarantee that the mayor or city council would not like to look out their front door every morning to this. What member of city council do I contact to have them come up and see exactly how bad it is?
The condemned houses across from my parents' house are ready to fall down, and could very well be a safety issue. I have been told that these houses are not even "on the books" in Lisbon, but that is another story for another day.
I was just told that the city wants the owners of run-down houses to start taking care of them because they are such an eyesore, and also can affect the value of the surrounding homes. Who do you contact to report run-down property like the former Riverview Florists, when the city is the owner?