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Canfield residents want property cleaned up

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CANFIELD, Ohio - Some people who live near a home located at 514 Hickory Hollow Drive in Canfield call it an eyesore and they want something to be done about it.

Several of the neighbors showed up to a Canfield City Council meeting to ask city officials to force the owner to clean up the property.

They say broken down cars and other junk are just left there to pile up. Residents say it's not just a concern over the maintenance of the property.

Local attorney Kim Stefanski says, "I think there is genuine concern about Mr. Kalen's health and well being as well. And I think that's part of the struggle the city faces; issues of maintenance and also doing things in the proper fashion to make sure someone gets the assistance or help he needs."

Mark Fortunado, the city's attorney, says they are working to remedy the situation. "We removed a number of vehicles and impounded those vehicles. We took some personal property and inventoried that. And in coordination with the county and the fire district and adult services appeared at the residence and it was determined the residence was inhabitable at that time."

The city attorney says adult protective services has sought guardianship of the owner of the property, Frank Kalan. That matter is still pending in probate court and is expected to be resolved in late February.

Mr. Kalan says he is retired and lives on a small pension. He admits he does like to collect items that people leave at the curb as garbage and he likes to fix them up and donate them to charity.

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