County considering tall grass ordinance



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.




4 Responses to County considering tall grass ordinance

  1. J.R. lester

    September 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    there is a piece of propery below me that the real estate taxes have not been colected in many years,filledwith trash and nthe high grass on the belspring road is s high it is a safety your priorities in ORDER!!!

  2. Pulaski County Resident

    September 4, 2013 at 10:47 am

    This would be a good idea if the county could keep the grass cut on it’s own right of ways. Most of our rural county roads are only trimmed once a year “if they can get to them”. This year with all the rain, people are lucky to get their yard grass taken care of. The supervisors should re-think making this an ordinance until the county can fulfill their own mowing responsibilities.

  3. local girl

    September 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Some people have difficulties getting their grass cut….some are unable and can’t afford the prices people charge to now yards….some cannot afford a mower even and with the economy the way it is some people have to choose between putting has in the car or in the mower and furthermore this is not the summer to b complaining about high grass with all the rain it’s very hard to keep it up but if it’s bothering some of you that bad then be a good samaritan and help your neighbor especially if they are unable but then again good samaritans are becoming extinct. No one wants to offer a hand to help instead just complain but the abandoned buildings and houses in this town are for the town to take care of so I suggest doing your job on those and leave residents alone they’re paying their taxes to you.

  4. local girl

    September 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Gas not has

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