Spring is here, and so is mowing season. The City of Galion reminds all residents to keep their lawns maintained.
Section 1339.16 of the City Codified Ordinances outlines the requirements for the cutting of weeds and grass. Owners of parcels within the city limits that are three acres or less must keep weeds and grass cut and trimmed, including areas in the public right of way. Grass height “shall not exceed six inches at any time of year.”
Property owners who fail to comply will be notified of the violation in writing and given five days to correct the issue. Further violations may result in a minor misdemeanor charge.
To report a lawn maintenance violation, please call the Building and Zoning Department at 419-468-2642.
When a property is non-compliant, the city pays for the lawn to be maintained and charges the property owner. There is also a penalty assessed equal to 25 percent of the costs and expenses incurred by the city.
Any qualified individual or business who would like to place a bid on mowing nuisance properties may submit bids to the City Building, 301 Harding Way East, by May 3 at 11 a.m. A list of the nuisance properties is not yet available.