Town of Houston
Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 7:30 PM
at the Houston Vol. Fire Co.
143 Broad Street
Comprehensive Plan 2018
Presenting the Draft of the Comprehensive Plan
This site was last updated: May 25, 2018
PO Box 196
Houston, DE 19954
Incorporated March 26, 1913
2017 - 2018 Town of Houston
Budget - Chapter 175 Fees
Effective Date: July 01, 2017
Adopted June 1, 2017 by Ordinance 2017-01
Grass Season is upon use.
HEIGHT OF GRASS
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any property or the tenant of any owner to permit or maintain the growth of any grass more than six (6) inches in height anywhere in the Town of Houston, and the growth of grass higher than six (6) inches is hereby declared to be detrimental to the public health, safety and general welfare of the property owners and residents of the Town of Houston and a common and public nuisance.
NOTICE OF VIOLATION
If the Town Council and/or his/her designee, following his or her investigation, determines that there is growth of grass, noxious weeds or other vegetation on property located within the corporate limits of the Town of Houston in violation of the provisions of this article, the Town Council and/or his/her designee shall physically post the property notifying the owner, agent or tenant to have said growth of grass, noxious weeds or other vegetation being maintained on said property in violation of this article cut or otherwise remedied within three (3) calendar days of said posting.
NOTICE DEEMED EFFECTIVE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR
The owner of any property within the Town of Houston or the tenant of said owner having in any one year received the posted notice pursuant to the provisions of this article shall be deemed to have received notice for the remainder of the year that on the first day of each month commencing January 1 through December 31, both dates inclusive, the Town may, without further notice, cut, destroy and remove at the expense of the owner of said property any growth being maintained on said property in violation of the provisions of this article.