A Norwich Township homeowner admitted to hoarding for the past three years, creating some concern with neighbors over the dangerous situation.
Steve Lorenz's yard is overrun with items like shovels, bicycles, wheelbarrows and plastic containers.
"The fence is here to basically help deter us from seeing the neighbor's back yard," neighbor Jeff Rockwell said. "There's no need to have 20 lawn mowers, 50 bikes and 100 shovels in your back yard when you don't use them."
Rockwell said he and his wife worry about what the hoarding is doing to their property value.
"When we moved in, we thought maybe he collects lots of stuff, sells it off, you know, flips it around like that. But it doesn't seem like it goes anywhere," Rockwell said. "Had it been like this when we moved in here, no, we would have never bought the home."
He and other neighbors took the issue to the county.
According to court documents, the zoning enforcement officer and the board of health have filed a complaint, alleging code violations.
However, the Rockwell's said Lorenz went as far as moving many of his belongings from his front yard to the back, just 48 hours before the on-site hearing.
Judge Harland Hale gave Lorenz a month to clean up before he would face fines.
Lorenz said he would clean up his yard for the sake of his neighbors.
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