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Citizens of Port Clinton: Enjoy our spring but don’t be a “Grasshole”

Citizens of Port Clinton: Enjoy our spring but don’t be a “Grasshole”

It’s that magic time of year that we all have been waiting for…when flowers are popping up and grass is growing several inches overnight.  And it’s also that time of year for us to be considerate and mindful of how we maintain our property.   

We do this by keeping our lawn clippings in our lawns and not in our streets.  Sadly there are those who, whether ignorant or inconsiderate, blow their grass into the streets, where it clogs our storm sewers and eventually gets into the lake, contributing to our growing algae problem.

So again this year I ask you “Don’t be a Grasshole!”  And, if your neighbor is one, politely ask them to stop.  All it takes is the foresight to aim the lawn mower chute AWAY from the street.  (The clippings are good for your lawn, but bad for our sewers.)

And, if you need an extra incentive to be considerate, the Mayor and City Council recently discussed reemphasizing enforcement of the ordinance prohibiting this littering – with a fine and/or court appearance awaiting violators.

Yours in Cleaner Streets,

Jeffrey H. Bryden

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