As the law stands now, according to The Repository in Canton, more than 8 inches constitutes high grass or weeds and first-time violators face a minor misdemeanor, which carries up to a $150 fine and no jail time.
The new law would make a second offense a fourth-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of up to $250 and up to 30 days in jail. Ouch!
But here’s the rub: With an increasing number of homes in foreclosure, and owned by the bank, there’s no one to throw into the pokey.
I mean, you can’t jail a bank. Can you?
What do you think about this proposed law? Do you have a few neighbors who could use a wake-up call on their weed issues?
(Photo: Kathy Price-Robinson)