2019

Length: (4 mins.) ... Date: (July 2019) ... Source: https://youtu.be/WjnrgGjqLzo

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Some might think cities are justified in fining people who don't maintain their lawns. But if one is concerned about the appearance of a neighbour’s yard (property values and all that), why not…go over and offer to mow the grass yourself? Seems like the neighbourly thing to do, doesn’t it?

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Fines for catching rainwater, or a vege garden, have been around for a while

But being fined for letting your grass grow too long...!? Oh .. 'land of the free'.

While Jim was out of town, the man he paid to cut his lawn unexpectedly died. The grass soon grew longer than the ten inches allowed by the city. The city immediately began fining Jim, having classified him as a “repeat offender” because of a warning he got in 2015.
Jim finally found out he was being fined when a code inspector told him he would be getting “a big bill.” Jim then immediately cut the grass, figuring he would be fined no more than a few hundred dollars.
But with fees loaded on top, the total was nearly $29,000. The city gave him 15 days to come up with it, or was going to get its money another way: by foreclosing on his home.On May 7, that’s just what the city voted to do. (source).

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