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Friday, June 4, 2010

Don't want to mow your grass? City of Mentor may take care of that

High grass complaints have been numerous this year in Mentor, the city manager reported to City Council recently. Through May 26, Code Enforcement Inspectors had field-verified about 115 properties with such issues.

As of May 25, the Department of Public Works had cut grass and “cleaned up” 31 sites pursuant to code violations, with an average invoice of $160. That's nearly $5,000spent on the problem, and this is just the start of mowing season.

If the invoice isn't paid, the charges are certified to the Lake County Auditor for placement on the property owner's tax duplicate. It seems the city of Mentor - and some other municipalities in the area - have entered the landscaping business.

-- Betsy Scott,


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