Thursday, July 2, 2020

Weed cutting regulations in effect in Romulus

Now that summer has apparently arrived, property owners and occupants in Romulus had until June 21 to ensure that any weeds, grass or underbrush at the site was cut to required heights.
Romulus is one of many local communities with a Noxious Weed Ordinance that requires the trimming of weeds, brush or underbrush by owners of land. The ordinance was designed, officials said, to ensure that the weeds and growth did not become a detriment to public health.

Owners, agents or occupants who have control of the property or parcel of land in the city have a duty, according to the ordinance, to keep the vegetation trimmed to no higher than 8 inches. All residential and subdivided lots must be cut and not exceed the maximum height proscribed in the ordinance. Noxious weeks, which could cause health problems should be completely destroyed by property owners or occupants.
Owners of property where noxious weeks or vegetation violate the city regulation height will receive a notice from the city if the violation occurs outside the regular cutting schedule. Those who receive a notice from the city will have five days from the date of the notification to comply. Failure to cut the growths could result in an administration fee of $200 to $300 along with the cost of the cutting in addition to a civil infraction fine of $100 for each violation, along with other costs.
Property owners, occupants or managers who do not comply will find the weeds trimmed or destroyed by city workers and will receive invoices for the fees and cuttings.
The first weed cutting in the city tookplace the week of June 21 through June 27. Workers will again visit noxious or high grass and weed sites for cutting the week of July 19 through July 25 and gain Sept. 13 through Sept. 18.
A final weed cutting by city employees is set for the week of Oct. 11 through Oct. 17. According to the city ordinance, subsequent cutting may take place if necessary throughout the growing season, each time at the expense of the property owner.