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February 18, 2013

Norman trying to win back a neighborhood from crime

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“One couple couldn’t come that night, and they called me,” Kovach said. “Virtually the entire neighborhood is dealing with this. This neighborhood has been terrorized for the last couple of years.”

Neighbors are hopeful the action by the Norman City Council this week will restore their neighborhood to its former family friendly status.

Ann Feaver did not protest the declaration of the property as nuisance. City staff said that this will give her a chance to clean the property up and either move back into the place she called home for so many years or sell it.

“I will tell you this has been a joint partnership between code enforcement and the residents in this area,” Humphrey said. “When you have continued problems, there’s potential deterioration of the neighborhood.”

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