Clovis Weed Abatement

Clovis, CA City leaders sent out 671 abatement notices for owners to clean up their yards or face fines. 91-percent of the property owners complied.

But for those who didn't they were given 20 days clean things up, or a city contractor did the work for them. Owners got billed for the cost plus a 20 percent administrative fee.

Clovis firefighters say tall, dry grass and weeds are dangerous this time of year.

Tanya Geren, Clovis City Fire: "People don't realize how quickly fire spreads and just a few dry weeds can spread a fire to a fence to another tree."

Those who did not comply with the abatement request, have until August 15 to pay the city for clean-up costs. If they don't pay the charges will be added to their property taxes.

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