Bradley County’s Law Enforcement Committee has been meeting with the residents, Environmental Officer Joe Renner and a specific property owner about some old cars being stored on the homeowner’s property.
Community concerns began with two swimming pools which were not being maintained in the neighborhood. Both pools (one above ground) have since been cleaned up.
The residents, led by spokesperson Debbie Bise, say they are trying to clean up the neighborhood. The most recent target is absentee property owner Mike Noe, who purchases old vehicles for resale or parts and has been leaving them at a house he owns in the subdivision. Noe lives in Ooltewah.
At a meeting two weeks ago, Noe said he would clean up his property by June 1.
The committee met again this week, prior to a Commission voting session. Renner was not able to attend the meeting, but provided information on progress of the clean-up of Noe’s property.
Renner said three vehicles remain on the property, but all three are registered and driveable. He said Noe had cleaned his property as guaranteed.
Noe continues to question why his property was targeted, when there are other properties as bad or worse than his. Committee members explained environment clean-ups are complaint driven, and the residents had filed a complaint. Noe was told he could also file a complaint against other property owners.
Bise, and the other residents, appeared pleased with the clean-up of Noe’s property, which apparently resolves this issue. Bice said the residents are taking their clean-up of the neighborhood one step at a time.
“It will keep our community safe and increase the value of our property,” Bise said of the community’s clean-up effort.