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City of Idalou
Tuesday June 17th, 2014 :: 11:06 a.m. CDT


Weeds and Code Enforcement

Press Release from the Idalou Police Department

With the recent rains, which have been needed and welcomed, it has increased the infestation of mosquitos. While we have been continuously spraying to eradicate them, we need additional assistance from our community. Two of the main reasons for the mosquito issue are standing water and high weeds. We are asking everyone to please mow your front yard, backyard and alleys to help eliminate the pesky visitors. In order to ensure compliance, the Idalou Police Department will be enforcing the “Weeds” ordinance. If you have any questions, concerns or need any assistance please feel free to call (806) 892-2500. Thank you for your continued support.
Sec. 6.02.001 Specified; unlawful to maintain
It shall be unlawful for the owner, lessee, or occupant of any land, tract, or lot or any portion thereof, regardless of size, within the corporate limits of the city, to fail to maintain said property free of weeds, grass and undergrowth over twelve (12) inches tall, or to fail to maintain said property free from household trash, garbage, used building materials and supplies, used and/or discarded household fixtures or appliances, toxic materials, stagnant water, dead animals, brush piles, debris, rubbish, materials which constitute a fire hazard, or any other matter which may be detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the city. (Ordinance 99-02-02, sec. 1, adopted 2/17/99)
Sec. 6.02.002 Penalty
Any person, firm or individual who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000.00). Each and every day the violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. (Ordinance 99-02-02, sec. 6, adopted 2/17/99)
Sec. 6.02.003 Abatement
Should any owner of any lot or lots within the city allow weeds, rubbish, brush, or any other unsightly, objectionable or unsanitary matter to remain upon his property, in violation of this article, following ten (10) days’ notice of a violation, the city may:
(1) Do the work or make the improvements required; and
(2) Pay for the work done or improvements made and charge the expenses to the owner of the property.
(Ordinance 99-02-02, sec. 2, adopted 2/17/99)

City of Idalou
301 Main St
Idalou, TX 79329

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 806-892-2531

Suzette Williams
City of Idalou

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