By David Highfield

PLUM (KDKA) — People in Plum are unhappy about a property that used to have a tavern on it.

The former City View Tavern on Logan’s Ferry Road has become a dumping ground for trash, according to neighbors.

There are couches, furniture, a laundry sink, parts of a television, cans of paint, tires and much, much more.

“It’s an eyesore,” said neighbor Bob Vallatta. “It’s kind of like a junkyard. People tend to leave all sorts of things there.”

“What a garbage dump,” said Denise Figas who lives down the road. “People just pull over there and drop off their garbage.”

The owner of the tavern died years ago and now Plum Planning Director Jason Straley says the borough has been trying to get his estate to clean the site up.

He says the building was deemed dangerous and ordered to be torn down last year, but work on that has stopped.

Straley says the estate will be cited for not tearing it down, as well as for the trash.

He says the public works department cleans up some of the trash that’s dumped closest to the road, but neighbors want it all gone.

KDKA was unable to talk to anyone representing the tavern owner’s estate.

Straley says people shouldn’t get the idea they can dump trash there without consequences. He says anyone caught dropping off trash there could be fined $500 a day until they clean it up.

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