The city of Quincy is taking action after seeing a WGEM story Thursday night about the messy conditions of neighborhoods in Quincy's first ward.
Mayor John Spring says central services was out all morning on Friday, beginning clean-up efforts in the area.
While Spring says there is still much work left to do, like picking up heavier items, crews are working as fast as they can to fix the problem.
Spring says "issues with communication" are ultimately what prevented the city from acting sooner.
"You know it kind of got broken down, we didn't really have knowledge that this was going on, we don't show any work orders that have been requested that last 30-60 days to any of these locations that were pointed out," said Mayor Spring.
Spring says the city will also be issuing nuisance abatement notices to residents who don't have their lawns picked up, and if that doesn't work, Spring says the city will take legal action
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