mowingOWENSBORO, Ky. (5/2/14) — The City of Owensboro is asking for the public’s help keeping Owensboro beautiful and safe as the grass growing season is upon us.

We receive many calls starting this time of year about tall grass violations, which not only is an eyesore, but can also be a potential hazard to public health. As a friendly reminder, any person that owns property within the municipal boundaries shall maintain their property, including keeping grass trimmed at or below the measurement of ten inches.

If a violation occurs, the property owner may be issued a citation for weeds and/or grass nuisance, and will be additionally required to bring the property into code compliance. The code enforcement officer may, with the citation, serve the violator with notice that the city shall cause such violation to be corrected at the owner’s expense if the violation has not been corrected.

The citation schedule for tall grass is as follows:

Violation (Uncontested), Property Maintenance and Nuisances, Non-Structural Violations

  • First offense $75.00.

  • Second offense $150.00.

  • Third offense $300.00.

Please help keep Owensboro beautiful this summer by keeping your property maintained.

For more information about the penalty schedule for tall grass and other structural violations, please visit Chapter 5 of the Owensboro Municipal Code at www.owensboro.org under Section 5-163.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Abby Shelton

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

McMurtrie Returns as Director of MCC Singers

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/28/15) — Founding director, Jim McMurtrie, will be returning as director of the Madisonville… Read More

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/28/15) — A Hopkins County Grand Jury recently returned the following misdemeanor indictments.… Read More
1 DOW 17,630.27
+189.68 (1.09%)    
2 S&P 2,093.25
+25.61 (1.24%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,089.21
+49.43 (0.98%)    

Most Read This Week

July 23, 2015 14524

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 4897

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 4342

Woman Accused of Striking Juvenile with Metal Belt

by SurfKY News
July 22, 2015 4285

No. 9 Steakhouse Suffers Fire; Owners Vow to…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3566

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19398

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15451

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 28, 2015 1432

Hanson Youth Wins Soap Box Derby World…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1057

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impeded WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 980

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 711

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 664

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 663

Bud's Gun Shop to Re-Open Uncle Lee's

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 623

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 617

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 586

Hopkins County Fair Underway

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 403

Teen Birth Rates at All Time Low

by SurfKY News