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[IowaAPA] Prairie Grass Regulations?

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stroskey

Guest
Does anyone have regulations regarding prairie grass on private or public property? The City of Marshalltown currently does not allow for this (under or weed and tall grass ordinance) but we have been receiving many requests to amend our regulations. Thank you.
 
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George Wesselhoft

Guest
Pella has received a few requests for prairie grass consideration, mainly
the Pella Community School District and Central College. Our code allows
for such if related to educational purpose or if agricultural property under
conservation. An educational facility just wanting a low maintenance
vegetation with no educational purpose would not qualify. Code section in
question:

50.03 NUISANCES ENUMERATED.

10. Dense growth of all weeds, grass, vines, brush or other vegetation
in the City so as to constitute a health, safety or fire hazard, or which
otherwise constitutes a nuisance under this chapter. For purposes of this
subsection, all growths of grass or weeds in excess of eight (8) inches in
height shall be deemed to be a nuisance. Exempt from this subsection are
growths on agricultural property pursuant to the Conservation Reserve
Program and growths used primarily for educational and/or research purposes,
so long as the growths are controlled.



George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA

Planning and Zoning Director

City of Pella

100 Truman Road

Pella, Iowa 50219

(641) 628-1601

<mailto:gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com> gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com









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stroskey
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Subject: [IowaAPA] Prairie Grass Regulations?





Does anyone have regulations regarding prairie grass on private or public
property? The City of Marshalltown currently does not allow for this (under
or weed and tall grass ordinance) but we have been receiving many requests
to amend our regulations. Thank you.
 
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