A MESSAGE FROM OUR SAFETY DIRECTOR
Spring Home and Yard Maintenance
With the arrival of spring comes the responsibility of all homeowners to maintain their homes and property. North Royalton Codified Ordinance 1464.08 outlines the duties of owners, operators and occupants as it relates to taking care of all aspects of their homes and properties. Section 660.14 pertains to maintaining weeds and grass. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to ensure that their lawn is kept cut including the tree lawn and ditch in front of each property. Not cutting the grass can be a safety issue by blocking storm water, or line of sight for the motoring public. Keeping your bushes and trees trimmed especially around doors and windows can deter potential thieves from attempting to break in your home. Making sure all outside lights are in working condition will also help deter potential criminals. We also tend to see some residents that store junk vehicles on their property. Section 660.07 defines “junk motor vehicle”. All vehicles on your property must have a current registration and be in operable condition. The administration plans to aggressively address property violations throughout the spring and summer. Residents taking pride in their homes helps maintain the property value of our neighborhoods and keeps our city looking good. If you have any questions regarding property maintenance please feel free to contact the Safety Director at 440-237-5759.