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ROANOKE - The village board is the midst of drafting letters to its citizens to inform them with regards to more common ordinance violations. At Monday night's meeting, the board noted there are some violations that happen continuously, and they want to make sure residents are aware of the rules. They also hope to reach most residents with a mass mailing and also posting a notice on Facebook.

Recently, the village has had problems with residents who mowed grass clippings into the streets. The clippings wash into storm drains when it rains, which become clogged and cause standing water at various intersections. According to ordinance committee chair Jerry Hasler, some of the material that ends up in the drains cannot be stopped such as seedlings dropping from trees and blowing leaves, but residents should remember to mow grass so the clippings do not end up on the street. 

“There are some things we cannot do anything about, but (this) is something we can,” Hasler said.

Once all residents have been informed or reminded about the mowing rule, village employees will watch for violators.

See article on May 23 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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