Jun 16, 2014 11:37 PM by Kelsey Kennedy

Neighbors Divided over Retaining Wall Dispute

All the heavy rain we've had the past few weeks is causing a number of problems for residents across the area. One resident on Bear Creek Road is building a retaining wall to secure his property on a steep hill, but could it be causing problems for his neighbors below?

News 5 spoke to a neighbor who is very concerned about the stability of a retaining wall that's being built to secure a home on the hillside. Judy Lenburg says the dirt that's being dumped over the hill is ending up on her property.

"My son has to go rent a tractor, and we've got to shovel it all out," she says. "I've got it all out here on the front lawn, because his dirt is coming into my yard."

Lenberg lives on Wheeler Avenue, below the property where the retaining wall is being built. She says she and her neighbors have had issues with running mud and dirt when it rains for years, but recent flooding has been the worst.

She claims the purpose of the retaining wall isn't meant to help with the runoff, it's meant to secure the neighbor's house on the hillside.

Lenburg says she's tried to contact the neighbor and the city for help, with no response. We knocked on his door as well, but nobody was home.

The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department confirmed for News 5 they issued a building permit for the retaining wall on private property on April 8th.
Once the project is complete, it will be inspected.



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