Gulf Shores residents worry about unsafe conditions

Between the general quiet of Lemon Tree Lane and the friendly neighbors, there’s a lot to like in this neighborhood off County Road 6.

But residents to whom Fox10 News spoke said there are some problem spots that are causing them concern.

“We’ve got street lights that don’t work and we’ve got houses that aren’t being kept up and being overgrown with vines,” resident Mike Warrington said. “This house right here, you can’t hardly see it because of all the stuff that’s growing up in front of it.”

Near the end of the cul-de-sac, there are a number of bank-owned mobile homes, several of which residents said haven’t been touched in years.

“I’m not sure what can be done. I at least wish they would come in and at least do some landscape upkeep. I mean, some of these houses have had grass three feet high in front of them for two years,” Warrington said.

One of the biggest issues for neighbors Fox10 News spoke with is the pool in the center of the neighborhood. The pool and adjacent pool house are also under bank control following the dissolving of the former home owners association that used to manage it.

“To get to the playground, they have to go right beside the pool to play at the playground. And there’s been several occasions where I’ve gone by and had to stop children from playing in the pool. And I’m just really afraid that one of them’s going to fall in and there’s not going to be anything we can do,” resident Amanda Schrader said.

But because there is not HOA due to the lack of owners, all residents can do for now is hope the city can intervene and fix some of the problems.

Fox10 News did reach out to the City of Gulf Shores for comment on this story. They told us that they are aware of the issues and are working with the correct agencies to try to fix some of the problems. The city said part of the reason it’s taken a while to get results is because there is no home owners association.

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