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City officials: recurring townhome dumping problem going to court

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Passersby couldn't read the sign marking the entrance to Fox Hollow Townhomes Tuesday; it was blocked by trash and debris, including shaving cream cans and an old television.

A woman named Lala said she'd owned her home there for nice years. She said dumping was an ongoing issue and was tired of the problem.

"It’s belittling to the property. There are hardworking people who live here. I own my home. There are a lot of homeowners here," she said.

According to city officials, the entrance sign is situated on private property. So code enforcement must issue a warning and give the association's administrator at least five days to clear it.

"All of this is private property. That’s the problem. It’s private property and the homeowners association isn’t doing what needs to be done," Lala said.

City officials said code enforcement responded in August and cited the homeowner’s association administrator. That person is now due in court January 13 for failure to comply with code violations, officials said.

Officials said a judge would decide what happened next.

WREG contacted the Fox Hollow neighborhood association today and left a message but no one returned the call.