PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

 

GRASS AND WEED REMOVAL

It is the responsibility of every owner or occupant of any piece of ground within the city to cut and clear all property including one half of the street and alley abutting the property of all weeds, grass, and worthless vegetation.  Weeds, grass and worthless vegetation shall be cut not to extend more than 12 inches above the ground.

Grass clippings or yard trimmings shall not be blown or left in the streets or gutters of the City for more than two hours.  Grass clippings that wash into the storm sewer can plug up or otherwise restrict the flow of water into and through the City’s storm sewer. Grass clippings and trimmings can be disposed of behind the city shop at 303 Oak Street.

SIDEWALKS KEPT CLEAR

Any owner or occupant of any lot or vacant lot shall be required to keep sidewalks clear of snow, sleet, mud, ice or other substance that can accumulate.  Sidewalks shall be cleared within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of the storm.

APPLIANCES, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND OUTDOOR STORAGE

No person shall leave or store outside any indoor furniture, appliances or other items that are not customarily used or stored outside.  A porch of a building, underneath a carport, lean-to, or other similar structure, is considered to be outside if that structure is not entirely enclosed.

Owner or occupants of property within the City shall not store items or materials outside that are injurious or can endanger the comfort, repose, health or safety of others, offensive to the senses, interferes with streets or parkways, in any way renders other persons insecure in life or the use of property, or essentially interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property or tends to depreciate the value of the property of others.

STORAGE OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Dismantled, wrecked, junked, inoperable, or unlicensed motor vehicles shall not be parked, stored, or left upon private property for more than 15 days unless stored within an enclosed building.