Lee Cross, the city's weed inspector, handles complaints regarding the city's weed ordinance. His phone number is 832-3115.
The city's weed ordinance allows property owners to maintain grasses and vegetation to a maximum height of 12 inches, said Julie Wyatt, the city's environmental inspector. The ordinance also applies to city rights of way and alleys.
In dealing with violations, Wyatt said, the city will:
- Send a notice to the property owner, allowing 10 days to correct the problem;
- If the property owner fails to comply, the city will mow or trim the property, likely by hiring a crew to handle the job;
- The property owner will be billed for all costs incurred.
Subsequent violations also will be taken care of by the city, Wyatt said, with no further notification.