Of all the things to be excited about, the height of one’s grass does not immediately pop to mind. Well, it doesn’t for me. It apparently does for the city of Tea, SD:
Developers and residents in Tea will need to pay closer attention to their lawns this summer.
The city council voted to adopt a more streamlined and strict set of nuisance rules last week that will shorten the amount of time between infraction and reaction and require lawns in the city to be kept under 6 inches tall.
The previous rules required lawns to remain under 12 inches, and residents were given plenty of leeway when asked to clean up. Now, violators will receive only five days’ notice before the city hires someone to cut the grass and levies a $220 assessment for the work.
I don’t know about you, but a $220 fine (c’mon, it doesn’t actually cost that to cut the grass) seems a little bit over the top.