Speech to Text for City of Medford starts weed and grass ordinance a month earlier
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a fine. [a6]news open-open sot newswatch 12's len is live in medford. she shows us the maximum height grass and weed can be at. it's very simple to check. just grab a tape measure or ruler like i have here. make sure grass or weeds like these ones are below 10 inches. and if look down here ... i'm going to stick the tape measure in and see ad lib about grass how high it is special services with medford police department because fire season is so extreme in oregon recently, we wanted to change the ordinance. bring it into effect a little bit earlier corporal randy jewell is with medford police department. he works on special services like the weed ordinance in medford. usually this rule doesn't start for a couple more weeks. randy jewell corporal with special services with medford police department so that when may 1st rolls around it gives the property owners an opportunity to get out with their heavy equipment and machinery to take care of the tall grass. during fire season there are restrictions like using heavy machinery. now people in medford have an extra month to get their lawn or property ready for fire season. andrew zoll works at zoll's lawn and garden equipment this time of year i would say is definitely the busy time. mainly because everythign is trying to grow right now. andrew zoll works at zoll's lawn and garden equipment in medford. he sees customers come in everyday looking to up so that when fire season does come we do have to worry about the dry time where that fire could be getting closer to our property we have less material down for it to burn now if you are looking out at your lawn wondering if you might get a ticket don't worry. corporal jewell says you will get a warning in after the citation you don't the citation costs $250. plus the cost of the police department if after the citation you don't take care of it we will then bring a contractor in that plus the cost of the contractor and an administration fee. so if you are ever worried about your grass or weeds just give it a quick trim. [a20]grass and weed height ordinance-live tag this weed and grass ordinance also applies to you if you have a vacant lot or commercial property anywhere in medford. if you have any questions you can always call the medford police department. live in medford leah thompson newswatch 12. in ashland-- you need to have