• Vacant Orlando home worries neighbors


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Donna Gorodnick lives in the pristine North Shore community on Palmetto Dunes Court in Orlando.

    She said she has lived there for the past 10 years, seven of which have been next to a now vacant home.

    Gorodnick said it seems to look worse.

    The home on her cul-de-sac is in the process of being foreclosed on. The bank owns it but hasn't been doing its part in maintaining the property

    Gorodnick said the weeds are so bad she has had to replace the sod twice, costing her hundreds of dollars, and again the weeds are back.

    "It is dangerous, it is really dangerous," Gorodnick said.

    Residents are worried that kids can wander in and get hurt.

    The bank did not answer when Eyewitness News reached out for comment, but Orange County Code Enforcement did.

    "We are looking at the property as we speak and if there is a need for lot cleaning we will do that, if there is a need to re-erect the fence around the pool we will do that," Bob Spivey of Orange County Code Enforcement said.

    It's a task code enforcement said they will only do if there is a safety concern. The bank is responsible for maintaining the property and the county will only do so as a last resort or after they've gone through the legal process with the owner.

    "I just want the neighborhood to be safe," Gorodnick said.

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