By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Due to the number of tall grass complaints Pulaski County has been receiving, the board of supervisors is considering implementing an ordinance to control unsightly properties.
Unlike towns, Virginia counties are required to get Virginia General Assembly approval to impose such an ordinance. As a result, the supervisors unanimously approved a motion at its last meeting to ask the General Assembly for authority to do so.
The motion requires that a public hearing be held prior to implementation of the ordinance and that it be crafted so as not to negatively impact farmers.
County Administrator Peter Huber said requesting authority to control tall grass does not obligate the board to implement an ordinance. He said it would not impact similar town ordinances.
Counties that currently have authority to implement a tall grass ordinance are Arlington, Augusta, Campbell, Chesterfield, Fairfax, Frederick, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Isle of Wight, James City, Prince William, Roanoke, Rockingham, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Washington, Wise and York.