Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Hartley council mulls changes to mowing fees

Members feel $100 hourly charge is needed

Hartley property owners who fail to maintain the length of grass and weeds in their yards may soon face a bigger bill.

The city council on Monday agreed to investigate increasing the fee for property owners who fail to follow Ordinance No. 366. Currently, the city charges property owners $100 if they fail "to cut, mow, and maintain all grass, weeds, and brush or fail to cut and control noxious weeds."

City Administrator Roxann Swanson said the fee doesn't make some local property owners bat an eye when they get the bill.

"It's easier for them to use the city as a lawn mower service and they do...

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