Cutting up Ugly Lots

The city of Dothan is cracking down on overgrown lots.

Since July, city developers have been trying to rid the area of eyesores.

They post signs in owner’s yards and tell them if they don't fix their lots by a certain time, the city will get rid of the eyesore for them.

After that, the owner will pay the bill.

Most of the homes are in District 2.

“I hope that we can abate those areas without the city having to go in there as stated. However, if they are not the city will take the necessary steps to make sure these nuisances are eradicated,” said Commissioner Amos Newsome.

Right now, there are 16 properties on the city's "most wanted" list.