Unkempt lawn near beautiful designer homes - pay attention!
Unkempt lawn can annoy the homeowner is more than just annoying neighbors in one of the cottage communities of Long Island, New York - during which you can go to jail.
Designer village council «The Massapequa Park village» unanimously adopted a law establishing fines and even imprisonment for homeowners who do not take care of the lawn near their homes.
In addition to the wool lawn punishment imposed for uncleared garbage containers near the houses, for the broken drains, excessive trash, boarded-up windows and doors, as well as ... graffiti. To address violations of the owner is given 10 days, followed by punishment.
The first violation results in a fine of up to $ 1,000, but for subsequent violations of cleanliness and order can be assigned as a prison and a heavy fine. For three violations within five years you can spend up to 15 days in jail or pay a fine of 10 thousand dollars.
"People are proud to live in this country, and they are proud to build a home and live in their beautiful designer homes," said James Altadonna (Mayor) on the village council meeting. "But we have a few homeowners who do not feel at all, and we really try to work with them."
The mayor also proposed to adopt a law that will be charged at $500 from the banks every time the staff of the village are forced to clean the house, seized by banks for debt.
Massapequa Park is not the first housing estate, forcing its residents to mow lawns. A woman from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, spent six days in jail for refusing to mow the lawn of his house at the beginning of this year.
Meanwhile, abandoned and seized for debts on mortgages home, create more problems in the U.S.. Recent studies have shown that banks generally do not maintain cleanliness around the seized mortgage houses, especially in minority areas. And in Chicago banks have completely given up distressed homes, which makes them completely abandoned.