By ERIC SCHAADT
McCOMB — Cleaning up village streets and properties was on the agenda of McComb Council on Monday.
An ordinance will be presented that, if enacted, will penalize those who sweep grass clippings and leaves into the streets, where they can clog storm sewer lines.
According to the proposal, a first violation would be met with an informal notice, while a second violation would result in a warning letter given to the resident.
Additional violations would result in a $50 fine for each offense, according to the proposed ordinance.
Residents should point lawn mowers away from the streets and toward their yards, Councilwoman Carol Cary said.
In other property matters, village officials will be sending letters to those with tall weeds, abandoned vehicles and other junk on their properties.
A few homeowners on the list already have addressed their situations, according to village representatives.
In a related issue, council said street sweeping will soon begin, along with trimming of trees on village land and spraying of weeds.
Spraying for mosquitoes has not begun since they haven’t been out in force. But that schedule will change soon.
“They’re out,” Councilman Dennis Turner said.
Separately, council representatives will meet next month with the Northwest Hancock Fire District. The sides will discuss financial information involving the district.
In other business, council:
Gave the first reading to an ordinance to update parking regulations.
Said boating docks have been installed in the smaller of the two village reservoirs, with more docks to be added soon to the larger reservoir.
Agreed that, starting Jan. 1, those renting shelter houses at the village park first must register their rental dates at the municipal building.
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By ERIC SCHAADT