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Henderson woman asked to clean up alley behind her house

She does not think she should have to
Posted at 4:23 PM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 22:01:46-04

A Henderson woman is fuming after she says the city asked her to clean up their property.

Denise Toleu said City of Henderson code enforcement asked her to clean up the junk in the alley behind her yard.

"Oddly enough being here for so long we never had any contact with anybody from code enforcement, and suddenly now they're going door-to-door speaking to the residents on both sides of this alley," said Toleu. "They're saying that it's up to homeowner to clean up any trash and debris in the alley to ensure that NV Energy, Centurylink, and Cox Communications can get to the pole."

13 Action News reached out to the City of Henderson.

Their spokesman explained this alley is an easement---which means it belongs to the homeowners whose yard back up onto it, but it can still be accessed by utilities. This means part of it is Toleu's property. The spokesman said they are not citing homeowner, but want to make them aware of the situation, and said they can help them with resources for cleanup.