Yesterday we told you about an abandoned house which had become an eyesore after the ice storm.
Now this Sioux Falls neighborhood is looking a little brighter, thanks to a quick response by the city.
Our story caught the attention of city leaders.
KSFY News reporter revisited the neighborhood to look at the cleanup process going on at the house today.
What a difference a day makes. One day this house is a neighborhood eyesore, The next day, it gets some TLC, with a little help from the city.
Mayor Mike Huether said "we looked up the history of this house. Identified the bank that is working with it. And as you can tell, they're here now cleaning it up and it looks dramatically different, dramatically better but still we have a foreclosed house."
Following the trail of paperwork on a foreclosure can be a headache for anyone who tries to get an abandoned house like this cleaned up. in this case it lead to Home Federal Bank.
"In this case, it doesn't matter whether there are twenty foreclosed homes that this property team is supposed to be taking care of, they need to be held accountable, they need to be taking care of these properties," Mayor Mike Huether said.
Mayor Mike Huether listened to neighbors about their concerns. He wants to hear from all of us about keeping our neighborhoods clean and green.
"Sioux Falls you are our eyes, you are our ears. We can't look at every single home across 73 miles on our own. we need your help. So if you've gotten another example of this, let us know, and we'll do our best to take care of it," Mayor Mike Huether said.
Taking care of a home is a lot of work but the mayor believes we should all be a good neighbor to each other.
"There's a story behind everyone of these homes. Whether it's a property owner, a landlord, whether it's a maintenance company, or whether it's a bank, they all need to be held accountable," Mayor Mike Huether said.
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