Property Owner Cited for “Eyesore” Yard
A Bristol Borough property owner was cited last week by the inspections for code violations involving “junk” in the property’s back yard.
Charles Thompson, who owns a Pine Street home was cited for a sanitation summary offense for the property.
He is listed as a Bristol Township resident in the citation filing.
Prior to the citation being issued Bristol Borough issued a letter earlier this month warning the home owner to clean the property area up.
Before filing a code infraction complaint, inspectors attempt to contact the property owner in an effort to warn about potential infractions.
The issue came to the attention of Lower Bucks Source when a family living next door to Thompson posted pictures to social media earlier this month.
The images show a back yard area in disarray.
Borough Manager James Dillon said a letter was issued to Thompson before he was cited by the inspection department.
Former Bristol resident Sammy Crespo’s whose mother owns a home next door to the 800 block address said he was frustrated this was allowed to go on calling the junk an “eyesore.”
“I just hope he cleans it up and it stays that way” he said.
Crespo said his family has owned the Pine St home for over 45 years and the junk is attracting mice and other critters and impacts his mother’s well being and the value of the property.
Thompson as of Tuesday morning had yet to respond to the citation with a plea.
Borough officials said potential fines could top out at $1000.00 but that’s up the District Judge Frank W. Peranteau Sr.
The Borough Code Inspections department encourages residents with questions to contact them at 215-788-3828 ext 19.