City to crack down on overgrown properties

From Staff Reports

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The Rocky Mount Public Works and Water Resources Department will begin mailing notices next week to chronic violators of the city’s grass and weed ordinance.

The action is part of the city’s ongoing efforts to abate the public nuisance caused by overgrown grass and weeds. City ordinances define a chronic violator as any property owner who the city took action against at least three times to abate overgrown grass or weeds in the previous calendar year.

The Community Code Division has identified 550 properties that meet this criteria. The notice will advise property owners that the city will take action without further notice to abate the violation and charge the property owner with the cost of such action.

People with questions regarding these notices should contact the Community Code Division at 252-467-4952.