MOUNT VERNON — The bright green, neatly sculpted and landscaped lawn surrounding the home of Gene and Virginia Doup is a reflection of the pride the couple has in the residence and the neighborhood. They have lived in their West Gambier Street neighborhood for over 40 years.



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4 Responses to “High grass a growing problem in the city”

  1. Renter

    I currently rent at a location who it is the land lord responsibility to take care of the lawn and he had to be reported by my neighbors every year before he cuts the grass. I have even offered to cut it if he would take money off of rent or buy the lawn mower and gas but he refuses to cut rent cost or get a lawn mower on property so it can be taken care of.

  2. Roger

    It seems there are more and more areas with high grass already this spring! Sad that people can’t make arrangements to have it taken care of if they are not able to.

    Also — have seen some city right of ways that need it too — and they should be taken care of without having to make a call to City Hall — but I guess some are too busy to see this!

  3. Mike

    If you know that nothing will be done it is a good idea to cut the grass yourself. The high grass is tell tale sign to theives that the house is empty and you don’t care.

  4. Archee

    As I drive around I can see there is alot of homes with high grass and weed and dont blame neigbors for not wanting to cut them because as you look the homes around them are very well cared for and not junked up. If the they are being neglected because they are Senior Citizen and cant do it, as a taxpayer pay into a Senior Levy fund to do chores that include outside maintance give them a call 740-397-2471 just remember you need to be 60 or older for this.
    but for the rest of the ownners if it a person or a finanical instution look around clean it up. be for the city has to spend the money to tell you its time to cut your grass..