Baker tackles blight with weed, grass ordinance
BAKER- The Baker City Council has voted unanimously to streamline the process of punishing property owners who fail to keep "excessive grass, weeds and vegetation" on their land under control.
The law is part of a series of ordinances the city is developing to combat blight.
The ordinance adopted Tuesday does not change the grass height that is considered a nuisance, which remains at 12 inches.
City attorney Ken Fabre says the ordinance applies to lots without buildings as well as developed properties. Back yards and land behind buildings are not exempt.
Offenders could be fined between $50 and $100 and imprisoned for up to 30 days.
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