(LINTON) - City of Linton is reminding residents of their responsibility to keep their yards mowed.
Linton Fire Department Chief Brad Sparks has been given the task of monitoring properties that are in disrepair or possibly in violation of city ordinances. Sparks says homeowners could face fines if their grass gets out of control.
Currently firefighters are out checking residents and in just two days located more than 60 properties that needed to have their yards mowed. According to the city ordinance grass can not be over six-inches tall. The department will write citation if necessary, to get the problem taken care of, but first residents will either receive a letter or be personally contacted to get the issue resolved, before a citation is issued.
By ordinance, a blighted property, allows for fines up to $500 although a grass violation would likely be a lesser amount, but could result in a fine of $100, $200 or more for more serious violations.
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