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Woman upset with condition of abandoned house next door

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A Mid-Michigan woman lives next to a house that caught fire and remains unlivable.

The house has been that way for years and it's turning into a dumping ground. Neighbors are fed up and wondering why hasn't the house been torn down.

Cindy Stanuszeck said she's had enough of what she calls disgust for a neighbor and wants the owners to clean it up.

"It upsets me," she said.

The home next door caught fire four years ago and has sat empty and fallen into disrepair ever since. It has become a haven for those who are up to no good.

"People have been throwing trash in it. People park there. They play loud music late at night," Stanuszeck said.

In addition to those unwelcomed visitors, Stanuszek and her husband said they are dealing with a variety of wildlife living in the house and the 4 feet of grass that surround it.

"Mice, skunks, possums. A few days ago I had a skunk start to climb my stairs," she said.

Stanuszek said she complains to the city every month and has even gotten neighbors to sign a petition to tear the house down. Despite her efforts, she said nothing is being done.

"They gave me a number to call the humane society. The humane society said take it up with city hall. City hall says call the humane society. I tell them there's tall grass. As you can see all they do is one little path. They say it's not our problem," Stanuszek said.

According to Saginaw's online network of accessible records, it appears to be the county's problem. After the home was foreclosed on March 31 it was made the property of the Saginaw County Land Bank.

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