With the plentiful rainfall amounts this year, grass and weeds have also grown at a rapid pace.  The City of Big Lake would like to remind residents of Ordinance 6.02.

Ordinance  6.02 includes Grass & Weeds; Growth Restrictions and areas obstructing the view of traffic.

According to the ordinance, grass and weeds must not grow higher than 24 inches in height.

It is the responsibility of the landowner to cut or hire someone to cut any grass or weeds that do not comply with the ordinance. Alleyways are the landowner’s responsibility.

A landowner who does not comply with the ordinance may receive a letter from City Secretary notifying them that they have seven days to correct the issue.

If the issue is not resolved by the landowner by the deadline, the city may, at the owner’s expense, take action to remove the grass or weeds.

The city may also go onto property to remove dangerous weeds at the owner’s expense.

Dangerous weeds are those growing higher than 48 inches or are an immediate danger to the health, life or safety of any person.

With all this in mind, the City of Big Lake also reminds residents that the first Saturday of every month is free at the City Landfill for disposal of household junk.  Every Saturday thereafter, the fee is $5.00 per load.  Also, the Landfill is now accepting large demolition loads.  The cost is $30.00 per ton, per load, for residential.  Commercial fees are $50.00 per ton, per load.  Demolition fees are still in effect on the free Saturday.

Due to social distancing guidelines, the Landfill will only allow two vehicles into the pit at a time.

If you need an extension for grass and weeds or for more information on city ordinances, contact City Hall at 325-884-2511 or Code Enforcement Officer Cindy Mitchell at 325-812-4367.