Parish to enforce grass cutting ordinanceJul 8th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: News
The Parish is cracking down on property owners who do not maintain the appearance of their land.
Any property owner whose land has grass that exceeds eight inches in length, and is within 150 feet of an existing building or public right-of-way will be issued a notification for violating the ordinance that prohibits overgrown grass.
“From the inception of my presidency, I have, and will continue, to make issues related to Quality of Life a major part of our efforts to return St. Bernard to the community we all desire,” said Parish President Dave Peralta in a written statement.
If owners do not cut their grass within 15 days of receiving notice by certified mail, then the Parish will cut the grass on a monthly basis and bill the expenses to the property owner. These expenses include:
1. Cutting grass at the rate of $4 per 100 square feet
2. The cost of any removal or preparatory work needed
3. A $300 charge to cover inspection and administrative costs
If this bill is not paid, then the charges will be placed on the owner’s ad valorem tax bill for the property involved.
“Doing things step by step makes this process more efficient and allows the property owner time to fix the problem,” said Dennis DeBlonde, Manager of the Parish’s Department of Resident Services & Compliance.
If you would like to add a property to the cut list, or gain more information on this, please contact the St. Bernard Parish Department of Resident Services at 504.278.4224.
Current Parish List of Neglected Lots:
•8421 Hermitage, Chalmette, La 70043
•2421 Mauren, Meraux, La 70075
•2704 Nunez, Meraux, La 70075
•2201 Charles, Chalmette, La 70043
•2717 Blomquest, Meraux, La 70075
•3528 Blanchard, Chalmette, La 70043
•2511 Buffon, Chalmette, La 70043
•1910 Schnell, Arabi, La 70032