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Sioux Falls, SD (KELO AM) - The City of Sioux Falls reminds residents that City ordinance requires property owners to control nuisance vegetation on their property, including street boulevards.

Kevin Smith, Assistant Director of Planning and Building Services, noted that the staff of the Property Maintenance Division is proactively enforcing the nuisance vegetation ordinance. Residents are urged to keep their lawns below the required eight inches in height to avoid potential citations and mowing assessments. Smith stated, “Even though summer is coming to a close, grass and weeds are continuing to grow, so home and business owners need to keep their lawn mowers active before preparing their snowblowers for the upcoming winter season.”

Residents are urged to use the “Lawn Enforcement Hotline” if they see noxious weeds or grass that has grown taller than eight inches in height. The phone number is 978 6900. Citizens can call the number during normal business hours or leave a voice message after hours or on weekends. In addition to the Lawn Enforcement Hotline, residents can also report potential violations online through the City’s website at www.siouxfalls.org.

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