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Hinds Co. Supervisors sue developers

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By Marsha Thompson - bio | email

HINDS COUNTY, MS (MS) - Some Hinds County residents have tried for years to get their neighborhoods patched up by developers. Hinds County Supervisors are going after neighborhood developers who don't keep up properties.

WLBT News has learned that 27 developers in the county may be hit with lawsuits. At issue code violations, and neighborhood streets littered with potholes. In a 2009 Three on Your Side report, WLBT  revealed problems in Byrams' Crossbridge Subdivision.

We went there Friday and found little has been done by the developer to make necessary repairs. Neighbors are fighting mad about the situation. According to Donna Kelly, "The streets you can't drive down them, you have to go around and every street has huge potholes, huge. Graham said, "Marsha we feel like we had to do something. There are approximately 27 subdivisions in Hinds County that have not done everything they are supposed to do as it relates to completing the subdivision work."

 Several have drain issues that need to be completed. "Supervisor Robert Graham says some of the neighborhood complaints are 4-5 years old. The county is seeking a court order against developers of Forest Woods Estates and Branch Creek as well. Some residential developers say they don't have the money or can't get bank loans to upgrade necessary street and drainage repairs.

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