The Atlantic City Council will get a jump on the next mowing season during their next regular meeting, when they act on the first reading of a new “Mowing of Properties” Ordinance. The ordinance requires “Any property in the City of Atlantic, whether vacated or non-vacated….to be mowed when the vegetation reaches a height of more than 12 inches by the first and the fifteenth day of the month in May, June, July, August, September, and October.”
If the property owner fails to comply, the City, or its agents, may mow any property, by the aforementioned dates, and charge $75-per hour to do so. In addition, a surcharge of $100 will be charged to the property owner. The Ordinance says “Any property owners who fail to mow their properties, thus allowing the same to be mowed by the City or their agents, and who do not provide payment for the mowing as required, will be assessed by the City for such costs, which will be collected in the same manner as general property taxes.”
Any billings for mowing done by the City or its agents will be sent by regular mail and are payable within 30 days of the billing date. The ordinance will go into effect from and after its final passage, approval, and publication as provided by law.