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Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - Queensroad Avenue

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A west Jackson man called 3 On Your Side to complain about an overgrown lot across the street from his property and a vacant house littered with trash and abandoned cars 2 doors down.

It's located in the 2800 block of Queensroad Avenue between Sunset and O'Bannon.

But the man who is trying to take back his neighborhood admits there was one thing he didn't do before he called 3 On Your Side

"It look like a jungle cross there," Hardy Taylor, Jr. said.

He was talking about the lot across the street from his house.

Now wheelchair bound, Taylor has lived at 2819 Queensroad Avenue since 1974. 

"I sees it 24-7," Taylor said. "Time I come out the door, that's what I'm looking at." 

"They never do nothing to it. Maybe once or twice a year and that's it and then they half do it, then," Taylor said.

Two doors down from the overgrown lot is a vacant house.

It appears to be the final resting place for inoperable cars and for trash. 

"Don't know who owns it. All we know it's just down there," Taylor said. "And it's abandoned, nobody lives there." 

WLBT checked the tax district on Hinds County's website and the owner is listed as K&E Investors, LLC of 439 West Northside Drive in Jackson.

It was apparently sold last year for delinquent taxes.

Asked if he had tried to contact the city or his ward representative, Taylor said, "I talked to Frank Bluntson personally. He said he was going to check into it; that was last year."

Asked if he had called the Mayor's Action Line or Community Improvement, Taylor said no and he was not aware that he could call them.

He said, now that he knows, he will call them. 

We'll check back with Taylor once he has called the Mayor's Action Line to see if anything has been done about the eyesores in his neighborhood.

The Mayor's Action Line can be reached by calling 601-960-1111. 

Let us know how we can help you Take Back Your Neighborhood.

And, if you've already turned your community around, we want to know how you did it.

Just send an email to hballou@wlbt.com.

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