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Mayor Hal Richards

Q. - I am confused. I was told, when I moved to this town, that the alley ways are for city and utility use only.

 

If so, why was my neighbor cited for the overgrowing weeds in between their two homes? Why would the city not mow that, when they mow the nearby parks?

 

How do I find the city ordinance that defines the responsibilty of the homeowner and the alley?

Answer - I believe our ordinance regarding the maintenance of easements and alleys is generally like those in most Texas Cities. City Ordinance. No. 1532 passed in 1988 says:

 

"It shall be the duty and obligation of all owners, occupants, and users of real property within a subdivision abutting upon public utility easements in the city, at their own cost and expense, to maintain and keep such easements adjoining their property free from accumulation of unsanitary, unsightly conditions and tall grass and weeds as defined in section 7-3 of this Code."

 

This is under Building Regulations, section 4-16.1.

 

If you need more clarification or questions you can contact the Municipal Development Department at City Hall 972-551-6600.

 

Sincerely,

 

Hal Richards, Mayor

 

 

 

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201 East Nash St.
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Terrell, Texas 75160
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