“If you drive through this area, what you see are sidewalks that have been opened up again that were overgrown for several years, old fences torn down, weeds and litter in the gutters are being removed. And on the private properties, you’ll hopefully see owners maintaining their properties after getting warning notices,” Black says.
Black says code violators are also citing residents for tall grass, illegal dumping and unsafe structures. It’s the first deep-cleaning of its kind in several years. Black says the streets were targeted because they’re the main arteries into Peoria from the airport and provide a first impression of the city. He says crews should finish the sweep by next week and will maintain it as neede