Sharpsburg cracking down on high grass, weeds
Sharpsburg officials will be on the lookout for overgrown grass and weeds.
Grass cannot be more than 10 inches high.
Councilman Lou DeLuca said if a notice is placed on a resident's door about grass or weeds, they have seven days to fix the problem.
More changes are needed to Sharpsburg's proposed rental ordinance before council votes on it.
DeLuca said he expects the ordinance, with minor changes, to be up for a vote in August.
“We wanted to make sure it was perfect before we passed it,” DeLuca said.
The proposal changes the required inspection time from once a year to once every two years. The cost for inspections would be $60 each.
A property at 616 Altmeyer St. is now at the top of the borough's list for demolition.
Officials hope to receive grant money to remove blighted properties in the borough.
Council had hoped to receive funding from Allegheny County but money was not available.
The next council meeting is scheduled for Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. It will be the only time Sharpsburg meets that month because of the annual Guyasuta Days Festival the first week of August.
Meetings are held in the borough building on Main Street.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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