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Martinsburg Nuisance Ordinance to be Updated

No Grace Period For Third-Time Offenders

Nuisance Ordinance No. 563 will be revised after discussion at Martinsburg Borough Council’s July meeting.

This ordinance says that police issue a warning when a resident’s grass and/or weeds are too high, and the resident has seven days to fix their yard before being issued a citation.

Police Chief Kerry Hoover said the problem this summer is that residents are receiving warnings, mowing their grass in the seven-day period, then waiting until they receive another warning to mow again. Hoover said the department has had more issues this summer than ever before.

“They want us to be their alarm...


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