Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Good Stuff

As I was leaving the house yesterday (running late as usual!) I noticed that something was posted on our window.  It was on city letterhead.  Upon closer inspection, this is what was waiting for me:

Dear Resident,

It is our comunity's desire to protect the residential standards and property values of our neighborhoods. In doing so, we must inform our citizenry of violations of city ordinances. Unfortunately we bring to your attention a violation on your property that may adversely affect your neighborhood. Your cooperation in correcting this violation is greatly appreciated. Please correct the violation by the compliance date stated on the lower portion of this warning. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Marked on the paper:

COG Section 945.06 - No person shall allow noxious weeds and grass growth on such property and adjacent right of way shall be maintained in such a manner so as not to exceed eight ( 8 ) inches in height.

Written at the bottom:

Location on property of violation: front yard, back yard (buh? We have a tall privacy fence. They can't even SEE our backyard or access it. They must be psychic!), side yard, tree lawn (I don't even know what this means. Anyone?)

Notes: First and only notice to cut the grass and weeds. If not cut in 5 days on the 6th day City of ________ shall cut the grass and weeds, issue a citation, and file a lien on the property.

Sounds bad, huh? Ready for the pics of our lawn?

Oh noes! It's a forest out there!!!11!1!!!! There are probably rodents running rampant in all the tall grass!

It was cut last Sunday. It wasn't cut this past Sunday because it was storming on and off all day.

Admittedly, we do have some patches of a particular type of weed that newly appeared during the week. See them along the street and our driveway? They are tall and skinny and *might* reach the 8" mark, but clearly they aren't out of control and they haven't even been there that long.

Really? They felt the need to issue us a warning. For a lawn that hasn't been mowed in 7 days. 

Hahaha! Good stuff I say! 


  1. WOW, that's ridiculous! Your yard looks perfectly fine to me, I must say. I think you should cut all the weeds down to 7.9 inches or so and tell the inspectors to take a hike! :D

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  2. Oh how obnoxious. You should see our yard sometimes! Heck, we are like, 75% weeds over here (dandelions) and thankfully have not received any complaints. We refuse to treat the yard with chemicals, and the weeds were here when we moved in, so let 'em try!


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