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Orleans Continues To Step Up Efforts On Unkempt Properties
Updated May 29, 2014 8:20 AM
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(ORLEANS) - Orleans Town officials have received numerous complaints about local property owners who have not cut their grass and weeds, as well as complaints on several unkempt areas around town this spring.

Residents are reminded that lawns and lots in town must be kept mowed, and all trash items and other debris picked up. Residents are urged to refrain from blowing grass clippings into the streets and roadways, as this practice prohibited by ordinance, clogs the storm drains and contributes to the town's overall flooding problems during periods of heavy rainfall.

Several residents have been sent notices and those not complying will be turned over to the town attorney. If property owners do not clean up their properties, town employees can do the work and owners be direct billed for it.

The town annually contracts services of Ron Taylor to spray for mosquitoes and is asking residents to continue to assist in those efforts for general health and safety by keeping all yards and lots mowed off, any brush type items removed, and any type of standing water removed. Old tires should be discarded and rain gutters & down spouts should be checked & cleaned regularly to allow water to flow freely.

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