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The Village of YS released a statement this week urging citizens to maintain plant life along public sidewalks.

The Village of YS released a statement this week urging citizens to maintain plant life along public sidewalks.

Village urges plant, weed maintenance

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This week, the Village of YS released a plea to villagers to rein in weeds and plant life that obstructs sidewalks. The statement reads as follows:

Property owners: The Village has received several complaints about properties in the village that have tall grass, noxious weeds and greenery that impede the sidewalks.”

The Village asks that property owners read and act upon the following ordinances: Chapter 674, “Weeds” and Chapter 660.05, “Duty to Keep Sidewalks Clean and Free of Nuisances.” The two ordinances state, in part:

“The owner of every lot or parcel of land, whether improved or unimproved, within the Village, upon which a tree, plant or shrubbery stands with any part thereof upon or overhanging a public street, bicycle path, multi-use path or sidewalk shall conform to the regulations herein provided; otherwise the Village shall cause such trees, plants or shrubbery to be trimmed or cut down and removed in accordance with these regulations and shall assess the cost thereof against the owner of such lot or parcel of land. … No owner or occupant of abutting lands shall fail to … keep sidewalks free of any nuisance.”

For a full reading of these ordinances, as well as all Village ordinances, click here.

For more information, contact the Village’s administrative offices at 767-3402.

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