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City Of Twin Falls Is Cracking Down On Overgrown Weeds

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By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Overgrown weeds are somewhat of a problem for the City of Twin Falls.

That's why this summer code enforcement is cracking down on out of control yards.

Currently city code states that homeowners must keep their lawns weed free at all times.

Meaning keeping weeds cleared from the center of the street in front to the center of the street in back.

The penalty for not complying with the code is a first time fine of $100.

A second offence is a fine of $200...

And the third is $300.

Meaning if you don't keep your weeds under control you could be facing fines up to $600.

And for those homes that are currently vacant... the city has a plan in place to take care of the problem.

"Foreclosed homes… we will go out and we will send a letter to the property owner, which most cases is the bank… give them 7 to 10 days to correct the problem. If it is not we will hire a contractor and mow the property.”
Said Shawn Stanley from Twin Falls Code Enforcment.

Another code that the city is enforcing this summer is the minor pruning and trimming of trees.

The code for that is all tree limbs must clear all sidewalks by no less than 7 feet.

The trees must also clear the streets by no less than 13 feet.

This is to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorist using city property.


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