Chief wants speedier solution to weed issue

By on June 18, 2010

ELBURN—Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith said the village should no longer send repeat notices to property owners who fail to comply with the village weed ordinance.

The Village Board is expected to vote on his recommendation Monday, June 21.

If the board approves it, in the future the village will send one notice to a violator, and if the violation continues, it will issue a citation. Court fines for this violation can be as high as $750.

So far this year, the village has contacted 40 households throughout Elburn about their violations, and 90 percent of those have complied, Smith said. Most of the remaining violations are in Blackberry Creek subdivision, on vacant properties.

One Comment

  1. RM

    June 19, 2010 at 6:31 AM

    You don’t send multiple citations for traffic violations. Why would you waste tax payer money sending multiple notices for other violations? The village needs the revenue. Fine away. We have someone in our neighborhood who mows his weeds pretty regularly but the yard is still nothing but a weed patch. Ortho weed killer would probably turn the whole yard into a dirt patch.