City of Union City Seeking Stiffer Penalties for Grass Mowing Violations

 City of Union City Seeking Stiffer Penalties for Grass Mowing Violations

Union City Council members are looking to increase penalties for those who will not mow their grass.

During the latest Council meeting, board member Randy Barnes began the discussion, when learning of the latest number of violations.(AUDIO)

 

Barnes said he would like the board to toughen their stance on those who refuse to maintain their property.(AUDIO)

 

City Manager Kathy Dillon agreed with Councilman Barnes, saying the grass issue was not fair to other residents of the city.(AUDIO)

 

Building and Codes Director Jim Temple said property owners are issued letters from the city when grass exceeds eight-inches high, with about half of the violations coming from personal property and half coming from rental property.

If the city is required to mow a property in violation, the cost is $150 for the first hour of work.

Charles Choate