Horn Lake Residents Frustrated over Vermin-Infested Lot

Horn Lake Residents Frustrated over Vermin-Infested Lot

Residents say the lot was originally intended to become a walking trail, but with the overgrown grass and weeds, it's nothing close to being a park. Instead, residents living in the Ravenwood subdivision of Horn Lake say it has become a home for some unwelcome vermin.
HORN LAKE, MS (localmemphis.com) - Snakes and rats are plaguing people who live in a Horn Lake subdivision, and they say they're being ignored by the city.

Residents say the lot was originally intended to become a walking trail, but with the overgrown grass and weeds, it's nothing close to being a park. Instead, residents living in the Ravenwood subdivision say it has become a home for some unwelcome vermin.

Resident Jim Stacy told Local 24 News, "There are snakes again, rats coming out of there, used to go out there and fish, but now we can't. Kids want to go out there and play around the lake. They're not able to do so."

The lake used to be a fun fishing spot, but now it's a headache and eye sore.

"This needs to be mowed. We have snakes come out of there, and they end up in our yards, on our sidewalks," said another Ravenwood resident, Sherry Carter. "We shouldn't be having to deal with that."

This isn't the first time people living in Ravenwood have had problems with the property's management.

"I moved here in 2005 and we've had nothing but continuous problems with this property across the lake. It used to be owned Chambliss builders. Now I think it's owned by somebody else because of the sign," said Stacy.

The grassy lot was originally owned by Chambliss Contractors. Now it's under new management, and according to a sign posted on the property, the owner is Bancorp South. Residents say they've tried to reach out to both Bancorp south and the City of Horn Lake.

"Bancorp South, that's the name that's on the sign out here, nobody called me back," said Stacy. "Called the city, that's worthless. You're never going to get a response out them, but it's getting to the point that it's devaluing our property."

In the meantime, neighbors wonder if this lot will ever be restored the family friendly area it once was.

Resident Tom Puckett said, "Just asking folks to take care of their property so we don't have the problem with snakes and rats coming onto our property."

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