Posted by – Dale Mathes, Code Enforcement Officer
What a difference a month makes … and a year!
While putting together the monthly statistics for this year’s Tall Weed/Grass Abatement Program, the comparisons between July and August were pretty surprising.
Back in July, when it was warmer, 103 properties were identified as needing cutting. Eventually, 69 of the property owners or occupants complied by trimming up their personal landscapes. In August, things started to cool down a bit and grass growth slowed down. Only 43 properties needed cutting and of these 27 were cut by the folks responsible for the properties. That’s a compliance rate of over 50% for both months.
The comparison to last year was pleasantly surprising as well. In July 2012, out of 40 properties only 16 complied. In August 2012, 22 out of 54 complied. Those results were clearly less than half.
One of the major goals of the City’s program is to educate the citizens, businesses, and property owners on the importance of lawn maintenance. We would like to believe that goal is being accomplished.
We appreciate the continued cooperation and support of the community and hope that someday the City won’t have to cut any grass. Now, that would be pretty cool.