County Executive Leopold Speeds the Process for Handling Weeded Lot Complaints
County will clean up and bill the property owner in half the time
Annapolis (September 24, 2009) -County Executive John R. Leopold announced today that he has altered the process for handling weeded lot complaints, cutting the time period in half for property owners to clean up eyesores in the community.
"This initiative is consistent with my focus on constituent service, because it requires a faster response to complaints from the public about nuisance properties with high grass and weeds," County Executive Leopold said. "If a property owner does not comply within seven days after receiving notice of a violation, the County will clear the violation and send the owner a bill."
The previous policy required that the process take a total of 27 days, including two notification letters being mailed to the property owner. The new policy requires that the second notice is mailed automatically two days after the first. The owner will then have seven days to comply, for a total of 16 days.
"These changes will enhance the County’s Weeded Lot Program, conserve our limited resources in the form of fewer required inspections and allow us to respond to citizen complaints more quickly," County Executive Leopold said.
For more information, call (410) 222-7582.