New Maintenance Ordinance: Lawn Maintenance

Regarding grass cutting and general maintenance, the Town just introduced a new ordinance that changes the way the town addresses these concerns. If any lawn grows more than 10 inches in height, the town can notify the owner/renter in writing. The new ordinance calls for First Class Mail delivery and posting a notice on the property itself. This way, the owner or renter is aware they are receiving the letter because it is taped to the house. Then, the town gives them 7 days to cut it. If they don’t in that time, they come in and do it. The charge is $150 per hour. There is not a requirement for further warnings so repeat offenders will continue to be fined.