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This past Tuesday, Seminole County Commissioners passed a new rule that does not allow weeds or grass on privately owned land to grown past 8 inches, regardless of their proximity to homes or other structures.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

We have all had that neighbor, you know - the one who refuses to mow their lawn more than 3 times a year. It looks like crap, and is especially annoying when you and other members of the community are taking care of business. So, it's understandable when residents of the community surrounding the now defunct Rolling Hills golf course became angry over the fact that the new property owners who bought the course in June were not properly maintaining the property.

 

But, instead of going to local government officials first, residents of the surrounding area banded together to mow the grass, sweep debris, and maintain the land. After months of doing it on their own, residents approached the county commission and pushed them to pass an ordinance to force the property owners to maintain the property - keeping grass & the weeds on the property below 8 inches.

 

"This is not just a Seminole County issue…This is going to be a regional problem," said Commissioner Lee Constantine in pointing out that a growing number of Central Florida golf courses have closed in recent years.

 

Seminole County is one of the first in Central Florida to enact such ordinances on large pieces of privately owned property.

 

 

Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at [email protected]

 

 

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