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City reminds residents about weeds, yard sales

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Spring brings warmer weather, and warmer weather often gives rise to two things governed by city codes, weeds and yard sales.

The city of Roswell asks its residents to be aware of ordinances related to these.

Weeds

City crews will be making their rounds around town regularly mowing down weeds on city properties, and the city is asking for people’s help in controlling weeds on their own properties, as well as along fence lines, sidewalks and in alleyways that border their properties.

By ordinance, weeds on a person’s property cannot be in excess of 12 inches tall. Property owners in violation will be given 10 days from when notified to fix the violation. Those who do not take appropriate action could receive a citation to be handled in Municipal Court that could result in a fine of up to $500. If the city chooses to clear the weeds on a property where the owner has not rectified the violation, a lien could be placed on the property for the costs incurred by the city.

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The public is asked to call the city’s Code Enforcement Office at 637-6280 with questions or to report properties that appear to have a problem with weeds.

Yard sales

The city reminds residents that a permit is required for yard sales (or garage sales, or whatever someone may call a similar event). Permits can be obtained free of charge at the Code Enforcement Office, 421 N. Richardson Ave. A yard sale is limited to a maximum of five consecutive days. A resident may have one yard sale within a 90-day period.

Yard-sale signs can be placed or posted on private property (with the permission of the owner), but are not allowed to be placed or posted on public property such as on the street or sidewalk, street median, street signs, utility poles, trees or any public building or other public structure. Violations of this ordinance can result in a fine of up to $500.

Illegally placed signs, as well as any signs that simply have been abandoned, can blow away to litter the neighborhood. Residents who legally place signs on private property are asked to remove the signs promptly after the sale.