Spring is here, and so is mowing season. The City of Galion reminds all residents to keep their lawns maintained.
Owners of parcels within the city limits that are three acres or less must keep weeds and grass trimmed, including areas in the public right-of-way.
Chapter 559.01 of the City Codified Ordinances states: “No owner...shall permit weeds, grasses or other types of vegetation to grow or be upon such lots or lands at a height exceeding eight inches above the ground.”
Property owners who fail to comply will be notified of the violation in writing and will have five days to correct the issue. To report a lawn maintenance violation, please call the Building and Zoning Department at 419-468-2642 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, please do not blow grass clippings into the street or storm drains. Grass and other yard waste may be taken to the Taylor Road composting facility, which is open on the third weekend of each month. This is a free service for Galion residents.
559.01 CUTTING OF WEEDS AND GRASS REQUIRED.
(a) It is hereby determined that all weeds, grasses, and other types of vegetation growing or being upon lots or lands within the City as hereinafter described in subsection (b) at a height exceeding eight (8) inches above the ground are a nuisance.
(b) No owner, lessee, agent, or tenant having charge of, or responsibility for, the maintenance of lots or lands within the City shall permit weeds, grasses or other types of vegetation to grow or be upon such lots or lands at a height exceeding eight inches above the ground.