One result of recent rainfall in Corpus Christi is much taller grass and weeds, and the City has a warning for local property owners -- mow it down or pay the price.
Code Enforcement officers are out there patrolling.
The number one concern is that the tall grass provides a perfect environment for the proliferation of mosquitoes, but mainly it's for overall safety. Chances are you live near someone who has just overlooked mowing their lawn, and if so, you may want to remind them that they could be fined.
"We'd like to have the residents take advantage of these clear days to mow, that way you won't get fined or sent a notice of violation," Code Enforcement Supervisor Andy Montes said.
The tall grass is pretty much everywhere, and in almost every neighborhood in town. City Code Enforcement agents said it is understandable that some owners may have waited a while since the rains, but they remind that only a short amount of time will be allowed before they start issuing tickets for high grass.
"Yes, we do give them some lead way," Montes said. "For example, when it rains over the weekend and we're suppose to do an inspection on Monday, we understand that it's rained. We'll give you some lead way to maybe Wednesday or Thursday, and that's something that's done across the board with our inspectors."
"If you want to beautify Corpus, that's a good way to do it. Start keeping up with your yard," homeowner Manuel Martinez said. "It's not a good sight to see, stuff like that. It throws people off at the intersection when they're driving. Tall grass, weeds, whatever; and it's a sore thumb in the neighborhood."
If the City ends up having to contract with a company to cut your lawn or a vacant property's, a lien will be attached to your property. That will only complicate things when you decide to sell your home, so the best advice is to mow your lawn.
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