Dont feel like mowing the lawn? You might end up in JAIL!
Most neighborhoods have at least one house that stands out, a home that has grass higher than the neighbors or a broken window. In Massapequa Park, New York, those homeowners may now be spending time in jail. The village board passed a law on Monday declaring that those who cannot maintain their lawns deserve fines of up to $10,000 and up to 15 days in prison.
According to 880-AM out of New York City, this law was passed to keep property values in the area from sinking in an area that has been hit hard by foreclosures. The vote was unanimous. If your lawns aren't mowed, dumpsters are full, gutters are broken, or windows are boarded homeowners face steep fines.
The first offense is punishable by a fine, $250 to $1,000. The second offense will cost the homeowner $2,500 and up to 10 days in jail. The third offense will mean up to 15 days in jail and fines of up to $10,000.
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