Deadline to cut weeds is June 1
–Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind residents that clearing weeds by June 1 is mandatory. If your weeds are not cleared by June 1, 2019, a city contractor will be authorized to clear the hazardous weeds and/or refuse on un-cleared parcels. If the city contractor clears the weeds, the individual property owner will be billed at 166-percent of the total contractor’s cost plus a flat fee of $260. Those charges will then be assessed on the individual’s property tax bill. All property owners having any objections to the proposed removal of the hazard are hereby notified to attend a meeting of the city council of the City of Atascadero to be held on May 7, 2019 at 6 p.m. when their objections will be heard and given due consideration.
Residents of Atascadero are encouraged to take care of hazardous weeds as soon as possible. Atascadero Fire & Emergency Service’s mission, through its hazard reduction program, is to eliminate vegetative growth and/or refuse which may cause a fire or life and safety hazard.
Weed abatement requirements include clearing annual grasses 100’ from any structure, 10’ from any driveway, 50’ from any property line and include clearing the easement along the roadway. For additional weed abatement requirements, please log onto the city’s website at www.atascadero.org and click on Fire Department.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services at (805) 461-5070.
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