Friday, June 19, 2009
311 Gets The Job Done...
After calling 311 to report a weedy, overgrown lawn on this vacant house, I was one day away from mowing it my damned self when the city's contractor took care of it. Word is that once a contractor mows an untended lawn, the property goes on some kind of list and gets regularly checked. So the key is getting properties in the system.
As I've mentioned before, I only mow the FRONT lawn of a vacant house. That way, my volunteer efforts "spiff up" the neighborhood in the summer home buying season, but I won't deprive the city of its opportunity to slap charges on vacant, bank-owned houses. So I just leave the back yards alone.
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