Town of Houston
Regular Council Meeting
Thursday October 04, 2018
at 7:30 PM

​ at the Houston Vol. Fire Co., 143 Broad Street

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This site was last updated: September 28, 2018
PO Box 196
Houston, DE  19954
Town of
Incorporated March 26, 1913
Pages 695 - 706
2017 - 2018 
Budget - Chapter 175 Fees

Effective Date: July 01, 2017
Adopted June 1, 2017 by Ordinance 2017-01
Grass Season is upon us.
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.

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.

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.
Proposed 2018 - 2019 
Budget - Chapter 175 Fees

1st Reading Special Meeting 06/07/18 at 6:00 PM
2nd Reading and possible adoption, Old Business, Regular Meeting at 7:30 PM