Bag the grass or pay a fine

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Residents could receive a fine if they don’t clean up their grass clippings.

Town Manager Jammie Royall issued that warning last week. Cut grass is often blown into the street and clogs storm drains, which leads to flooding issues from heavy rain, he said.

It is also a violation of town codes.

Royall said most residents, who hire contractors to cut their lawns, are aware of the local ordinance. The contractors are responsible for bagging and hauling off the trimmings.

The ongoing issue has caused public works personnel to spend additional time clearing clogged drains.

“We are watching this closer than ever before and we will be writing some violations,” Royall said. “Again, there will be no first-tme warning. If you are caught violating the ordinance, you will be handed a fine.”

The fine is $50.

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