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home : insight & opinion : letters to the editor April 30, 2016

7/17/2014 10:22:00 AM
Property falls through cracks in lawn ordinance


I believe the city has an ordinance that states that lawns over 8 inches should be mowed.

I live at 1514 N. Meadowbrook Drive in Robinson, and I live next to a home that was once owned by Dr. Keith Correll and then Nick Ickes. The home has been abandoned for over two years and the last time it was mowed was last year in August.

I have taken the problem to our representative on the city council and she has taken the problem to the council. I have called the police department to complain twice. I have been in and talked to our mayor - this was about a month ago. Mr. Pethtel came out and took pictures of the property.

Whatever method our city has enforcing this ordinance needs to be changed. It's not working. Out neighbor's yard is now about four feet tall. The property is a disgrace to our subdivision and a disgrace to the city of Robinson.

Brent Owen


Editor's note: The property in question, 1515 Meadowbrook, is tied up in probate, according to Robinson police, so no citation has been issued yet because its ownership is undetermined at this point. Correspondence currently goes to a Lawrenceville address, and property taxes are being paid.

Grass over eight inches tall and specific weeds over 14 inches tall violate the city ordinance; grass at the property is currently close to 18 inches tall, and the untended shrubbery is more than four feet tall.

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