Borough Ordinance and Pennsylvania State Law state that residential and business lawns must be cut when the the grass reaches 8” high. Not only does proper lawn care look better, it will reduce the invasion of insects, rodents, and creepy crawlies. Disease is my own number one concern. The Zika Virus, West Nile and Lyme Disease are spread by mosquitoes, ticks and Fleas. Neighbor disputes can also arise as the result of high grass, weeds and overgrown properties.
Grass is healthier when it’s cut. When grass grows out of control it goes to seed. It allows weeds to become more prolific. This is often when the complaints start to come in. Please be a good neighbor and cut your grass.
The heat wave we have had was not the time to try to do yard work. When humidity and temperatures drop, I’ll be out and about taking photos, sending letters, etc. This is my job to enforce ordinances that have been adopted for the good of all residents.
If you have any questions, please call 570.785.3326. I am in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to Noon. Or call for any appointment.
Have a Healthy and Safe Summer.
From the desk of Stephanie Reisch
Code Enforcement Officer
We live in a beautiful area and have a very nice town (borough). My job is to enforce the ordinances so that the town can continue to be a nice place to live. I plan to try to do the best that I can. If you would like specific information about any ordinance or just wish to chat about the town you can call the office at 570.785.3326. My hours are limited, so please call to find out when I am available. I try to be in the office Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. If the time is not convenient for you, please call and arrangements can be made.
Premises Identification is very important for the safety and protection of all Resident and Business properties. In attending a class recently, the person who taught the class joked, "Having numbers on a residence or business determines whether your pizza is delivered hot or cold".
The State of Pennsylvania adopted the International Property Maintenance Code 2009 and Forest City Borough adopted it as well. The code states, "All premises must have numbers a minimum of 4” high by 0.5 inches wide and a contrasting color from the background they are placed upon". The measurements are specific so that anyone from the street can view the numbers. For instance, any emergency personnel, delivery person or whomever needs to identify your premises. If you have any questions please contact this office 570.785.3326.
Submitted by: Stephanie Reisch, Code Enforcement Officer
Borough Office - 2nd Floor - Monday thru Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
BOROUGH OF FOREST CITY
535 Main Street, Forest City, Pa 18421
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