Grass “R” Us

Posted by – Dale Mathes, Code Enforcement Officer

The June 2015 grass statistics have been compiled and they are both very similar and very different from last year’s stats.  Last month showed 58 violations of the grass ordinance with 28 properties complying and 30 having to be abated by the City’s contractor.  This included 12 residential cuts and 18 large vacant parcel cuts.

Before cut

Before cut

June of last year had 20 properties cut, with 14 residential properties but only six vacant parcels.  The major difference was the fact that there were 75 violations with 55 properties complying.

After cut

After cut

So even though violations are down (probably due to a huge drop in vacant properties) the cuts are up a third from last year.  This is mostly due to cutting at and around various on-going construction sites, such as Forester Square, Shimmons-Woodgrove and Thornhill Estates.

Stats and reasons change from year to year, but the grass keeps growing.  Thanks to all the Auburn Hills residents and businesses who continue to keep the City green, not overgrown.