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County grass ordinance not expected

Tippecanoe County Commissioners have no plans to change ordinances involving grass clippings in the road. However they know how dangerous it can be, especially for motorcyclists.

Posted: May 21, 2019 11:17 PM
Updated: May 21, 2019 11:18 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Tippecanoe County Commissioners have no plans to change ordinances involving grass clippings in the road.

However they know how dangerous it can be, especially for motorcyclists. Which is why they ask people to be mindful while mowing.

As we've previously reported, the only mention of grass is in an ordinance that deals with garbage. County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh said grass clippings don't necessarily apply.

He said it would be too hard to enforce a law because by the time officers get to the area, the clippings could be gone.

"Those clippings could blow into in front of someone else's residence, you just don't know and obviously we don't want to tie up the resources of law enforcement agencies for those kinds of calls," said Murtaugh. 

Murtaugh said another issue is there are state maintained roads that run through the county. He added the county mowers don't have shoots, so grass blowing into the road is rare.

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