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La Salle alderman wants to charge more for cutting grass

Posted by wlpo on July 16, 2014

Hiring someone to cut your grass can be expensive, but it’s probably more affordable than letting the City of La Salle employees mow it.

A number of foreclosed and vacant homes in town aren’t being cared for and the city has been responsible for the yards. Alderman Diz Demes thinks it is time they charge more for the service that most aldermen agree isn’t the city’s job.

Demes wants to charge $190 each time a city employee has to cut grass. Everyone but Alderman Jim Bacidore agrees, saying they’re cutting grass at houses that aren’t even worth $190. He’s also thinks the charges would make it harder for the homes to sell.

The city’s attorney will work on an ordinance.

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