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Jackson Homeowner: City "put more trash in front of my house"

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

We have an update to a story from earlier this month about a gaping hole in Azalea Drive in Jackson.

Last week, the hole on the asphalt outside Aaron Gerard's house was covered by a mere flimsy piece of plywood, which could easily be removed to reveal the hole created by a collapsed sewer line.

Gerard told us it had looked that way for nine months.

After our story, the City of Jackson went out and tended to the mess, but made it messier.

Now, there's a massive concrete block on top of the plywood, and police tape is threaded through the barriers.

Gerard says whenever the wind blows, he has to go out and erect all of the downed barriers.

He says when he asked the city to fix it, this is not what he had in mind.

"They didn't do no fixing of it, really put more trash in front of my house," Gerard said. "All this block is doing is making it give more. If it's $300,000 to fix it, then fix it," he says.

The City of Jackson tells 3 On Your Side the money is not in the budget to fix this infrastructure problem.

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