Monroe mowing vacant lots that have grass taller than 12 inches, landowners receive the bill


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)



MONROE, Louisiana — The city of Monroe is mowing vacant lots that have grass taller than 12 inches.

Don Hopkins, sanitation superintendent, tells KNOE TV ( thousands of vacant lots in the city have overgrown grass.

Hopkins says overgrown grass can cause serious problems with snakes and mosquitoes.

He says property owner are charged $75 dollars an acre.

Hopkins says the city puts a notification in the newspaper each Wednesday to notify landowners which areas of the city will be mowed the coming week.

He says the city is hoping to raise the rate of cutting to $150 an acre.

Information from: KNOE-TV,

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.