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Lake in the Hills looks for quicker tall grass compliance

LAKE IN THE HILLS – In order to have quicker compliance for tall grass violations, the village has reduced the time for compliance to three days from five days.

The change was made Thursday at the Lake in the Hills Village Board meeting.

After three days, the village can have a contractor come out and cut the grass at the expense of the property owner. A lien also can be placed on the property.

The village also changed how property owners have to be notified.

In addition to certified mail, the village will be able to notify people through personal service, by posting on the property, or through other postal service methods.

This would reduce the amount of time necessary for compliance or allow for a cut order to be issued, according to a village memo written by Community Development Director Dan Olson.

Olson said in an interview that most problems with tall grass come from vacant properties that may be bank-owned or in the foreclosure process.

– Joseph Bustos

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