Category Archives: Westgate Heights

My first bulk up request

I’ve definitely been an advocate and promoter for city services especially refuse, recycle and yard waste collection and bulk pick up but being a first time user of the bulk pick up service I must say I am very disappointed in my service request not being fulfilled. I came home to find that it hadn’t been picked up and when I looked up the ticket number it had been marked closed with no explanation. I called Columbus311 this morning and was told that it was construction debris! I advised that I didn’t understand how because it consisted of larger household items, furniture, trash cans, pictures, buckets, brooms etc that would not fit in my 90 gallon trash receptacle. I also said that I had a shopping cart nearby that frequently ends up in our alley and it was sitting next to it as well as two large glass door inserts that were going to be picked up by someone else but in no way was included in the bulk pickup. Apparently since they were in close proximately that warranted not picking up anything and that they don’t “pick thru” the items to ascertain what will be taken. Given that the bulk items were all grouped together I ponder what sorting thru had to be done. I figured they just saw what they wanted to see and concluded that it was all construction debris instead of realizing the items grouped together as household bulk. Puts a sour taste in one’s mouth who has always advocated bulk service and always worked hard to keep our alley the best in the area and unfortunately another example of advocating for services that end up being problematic after encouraging neighbors to use the services. I did get a call from the supervisor who is still researching what had happened but said it will be picked up tomorrow. Meanwhile I’m out there looking at the pile of remaining items as several pieces seemed worthwhile for others to want (well aside from the mop I had put out and found one street over yesterday evening when I was out walking the dog with my neighbor!) to be sure nothing “appeared” to be construction debris.

Sigh, my time is short here – I’m worn out and I’m pretty serious when I say my next home will be out in the country with my only worries being fending off the wildlife!

[Update: 08/10/18/Friday/All picked up this morning!]

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Mouse in the house and all that’s related

A new family on the street shared with me about the terrifying incident of finding a mouse in their house! I said welcome to the west side Hilltop of Columbus, Ohio and that thankfully with the soon removal of the 300 gallon trash receptacles, this may help alleviate part of this problem. Now of course my neighbor behind me that hasn’t spoken to me for over a year because he was and is convinced that I caused the removal of the 300 gallon trash receptacles in my alley causing him a tremendous hardship of having to wheel his 90 gallon trash receptacle out to the alley every Wednesday via his totally filled up two car garage. Of course my suggestion of him fixing his damn gate might help with his current plight and inconvenience but alas being a maintenance person of several properties on the westside, he just didn’t feel he should have to fix his gate to take out the trash and that the city is violating his rights because of this! Now back to the mice, I find it interesting with all the stray and feral cats running the neighborhood that we really shouldn’t have such a problem but again alas with all the kind hearted folk who insist on putting out cat food on their porches and on abandoned properties to feed these little darlings; Well why work to eat when you can just wait to be fed? A truly American concept, no?

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Pride on my street

I’ve had many enjoyable years sitting on my front porch seeing what’s around me. I like to think that my front porch is my outdoor living room, comfortable, accommodating; basically an extension of my indoor living space. In recent years I’ve been noticing others following suit. I’ve seen cleaner porches, new garden beds maintained, solar lights, and trees being planted. Good to see, now to work on people picking up the trash around them, even if it isn’t theirs. A daily duty I know! For the ones that do thanks!

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Dumping of trash bags next to 300 gallon containers from 155-157 N Chase Ave, 150-152 N Roys Ave, 144-146 N ROYS AV

Dumping of trash bags next to 300 gallon containers from 155-157 N Chase Ave, 150-152 N Roys Ave, 144-146 N ROYS AV
01/20/16/17:01/645-3111/Dumping of trash besides the 300 gallon trash receptacle. Multiple rental properties. Called twice before and Coordinator went to properties to have discussion regarding dumping of garbage bags next to 300 gallon containers instead of going to next one. Also another 300 gallon container was provided.
155 N Chase Ave dumping trash besides 300 gallon containers. Asked for 90 gallon container for this property #1601203559
157 N Chase Ave – asked for 90 gallon container for this property #1601203560?
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150 N Roys Ave, dumping garbage bags besides 300 container, #1601203561, asking for 90 gallon container
152 N Roys Ave #1601203563 , dumping garbage bags besides 300 container , asking for 90 gallon container
144 N Roys Ave #1601203567, dumping garbage bags besides 300 gallons container
146 N Roys #1601203568, dumping garbage bags besides 300 gallon container

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115-117 N CHASE AVE

Owner: HARRY HART
Owner Address: 29 DAVID ST, DELAWARE OH 43015
Legal Description        115-117 N CHASE AVE, Columbus, OH 43204, HILLTOP, LOT 105
Tax Bill Mailing: HARRY HART, 29 DAVID ST, DELAWARE OH 43015-2501

05/17/15/10:00 AM/Complaints from 3 neighbors about generator running at night on front porch. Happened to speak with person staying there on Friday, 05/15/15, who advises will be fixing up to move in. I mentioned the noise of generator and he assured me that he doesn’t run it past 10 PM. I mentioned that it is code violation to live in dwelling with utilities. He seemed amicable.

05/17/15/12:42 AM/Received word that generator was running and that police was called. Police came out and said it needed to be shut down. Police also commented on trash items in back that was a code violation. Police also commented on expired tags on vehicles on the property driveway of 97 N Chase Ave as well as dead tries and debris. A neighbor will be calling on that.

05/17/15/19:13/Sunday/Columbus311/Submitted: OCCUPIED DWELLING IN DISREPAIR: New occupants of burnt building vacant for 2 years states not living at dwelling but is. Runs generator to power house not on electrical grid after 10 pm at night. Police has been called asking occupant to turn off. Community leader advised of three complaints & occupant states does not run after 10PM at night but was running on 05/17/15/12:34 AM. Called the neighbor that called the police a “honky”. Requesting that generator not run after 10 PM, & not to live in dwelling without utilities.

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Owner: HARRY HART
Owner Address: 29 DAVID ST, DELAWARE OH 43015
Legal Description        115-117 N CHASE AVE, Columbus, OH 43204, HILLTOP, LOT 105
Tax Bill Mailing: HARRY HART, 29 DAVID ST, DELAWARE OH 43015-2501

05/17/15/12:42 AM/Received word that generator was running and that police was called. Police came out and said it needed to be shut down. Police also commented on trash items in back that was a code violation. Police also commented on expired tags on vehicles on the property driveway of 97 N Chase Ave as well as dead tries and debris. A neighbor will be calling on that.

05/17/15/19:26/Columbus 311: Submitted: DEMOLITION OR CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY: Construction debris mattresses laying in pile by house that was burnt & remained vacant for 2 years. Appears that house is being worked on but debris is not in a construction receptacle which poses risk to children as property is not fenced in. Also concern for bedbugs/animals. Complaint already filed regarding occupants living in dwelling without utilities and running a generator after 10pm at night which has caused alarm for three neighbors. Also illegal dumping by 300 gallon receptacles

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Owner: HARRY HART
Owner Address: 29 DAVID ST, DELAWARE OH 43015
Legal Description        115-117 N CHASE AVE, Columbus, OH 43204, HILLTOP, LOT 105
Tax Bill Mailing: HARRY HART, 29 DAVID ST, DELAWARE OH 43015-2501

05/17/15/12:42 AM/Received word that generator was running and that police was called. Police came out and said it needed to be shut down. Police also commented on trash items in back that was a code violation. Police also commented on expired tags on vehicles on the property driveway of 97 N Chase Ave as well as dead tries and debris. A neighbor will be calling on that.

05/17/15/19:32/Columbus 311: Submitted: ILLEGAL DUMPING OF TRASH: Burnt property vacant for two years. Occupants that are now in there living without utilities has been cleaning out duplex and piling debris on property as well as dumping bulk items next to 300 gallon receptacles posing a threat to children of unsafe burnt items next to trash containers as well as on property. Already filed construction/demolition debris not property being disposed of on property.

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