By Dana Hewitt
Code Enforcement Inspector
WARSAW — The City of Warsaw Building and Planning Department would like to remind residents of the city ordinance governing tall grass and weeds.
Sec. 38-31 defines Environmental Public Nuisance as “Any growth of weeds, grass, or rank vegetation on a plot or parcel of land other than excluded property which is neglected, or not cut, mowed or otherwise removed which is higher than 9 inches.”
If the city is forced to contract a property to be mowed, the costs can range anywhere from $100 to as high as $250 to abate the environmental nuisance. These costs, if not paid by the property owner will result in a lien being filed with the county auditor’s office.