ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -

Residents along Ivyland Road in Roanoke County are saying enough is enough.

Homeowners have been voicing concerns over a mobile home to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors for years.

"When I first seen it here, my heart just sank to the ground,” said neighbor George Preston. “This right here is what I got to look at."

Preston told WDBJ 7 he dreads walking out his front door every day.

"Every time I come out here it's the first thing I see," he said.

Preston said the owner of the property dropped it here and has yet to move it in at least five years but that’s all about to change.

Just this week, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors declared the mobile home blighted.

"After looking at what they had there they had very good reasoning to take that approach," said Roanoke County Building Commissioner Joel Baker.

"It's a way for us to hound on chronic issues where there's no other solution," he said.

After numerous attempts to give notice to the owner and two court hearings, the owner hasn't responded to the county.

Now, the county has to power to repair, demolish or remove it as they see fit. Baker is hoping it won’t come to that.

"Quite often once the owner sees were serious about solving the problem they will come up and find a way to take care of it," he said.

Preston doesn't think the owner will take care of things on his own. Right now, he's hoping the county will step up to the plate.

"I hope we get something done about it,” said Preston. “It's time for it to leave here."

A public hearing has been scheduled for January 28. The hearing will give the public a chance to come and speak about the mobile home to the board of supervisors.

The owner will be notified that the home has been declared "blighted."

He will then have 90 days to remove it or provide the county with a plan of how to correct the problems.

According to Baker, the county has only had to use the blight policy about half a dozen times. He said they've had to hold a public hearing twice.