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Town of Lockport to Start Mowing Lawns

by TSchmitt
Thu, Aug 18th 2011 09:23 am

The town of Lockport is going to proceed with a new policy of sending town crews to mow grass on lots where the owners have not. The Town Board decided in a work session Wednesday to hold a public hearing on September 7th on a revised property maintenance law that allows the town to cut the grass of any property where the property owner has not maintained the lawn. The town will be able to charge $250 plus the cost of labor. The town will give the property owner notice prior to the cutting of the lawn. The issue came to a head in June when a Dorchester Road resident complained about high grass at a vacant home across the street. The property had been tied up in a three-year foreclosure battle. Eventually, the town tracked the last owner and forced him to cut the grass, but this did shed a spotlight on the town's policy of not mowing private property.


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