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Weeds and grasses are growing quickly all over town. Homeowners, businesses, and landlords are responsible for maintaining grass and weeds on their property, including areas from back-of-curb to the middle of the alley.
Keeping curb areas, alleys, and lawns free of tall grass and weeds can prevent mosquitoes, snakes and rodents from invading property. This is particularly important with mosquitoes, as they are known to seek shelter in tall grass during the heat of the day.
“Maintaining lawns and alley areas not only helps to beautify Plainview, but is also important in keeping rodents and mosquitos from congregating,” says Jeff Johnston, Community Development Manager. “We are asking for property owners to help us in this effort.”
If you live or own property in the City of Plainview, keeping these areas mowed is required by City Ordinance. If a Code Enforcement Officer documents grass and weeds on your property not being properly maintained, property owners will receive a one-time certified notice and have 10 days to correct the violation. If an owner doesn’t comply, the City could issue a work order for city staff to mow the property, which can be costly. The estimated average bill for a residential lot is $250.
If you have any questions or as a property owner you receive a notice and have questions, contact Code Enforcement at 296-1100.