La Crosse Fire Department reminds residents to maintain lawns

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The La Crosse Fire Department reminded city residents on Thursday that they need to maintain their lawns or face a fine.

“Adopted from Wisconsin Statute and per municipal code 30-4, it is the responsibility of every owner, possessor or occupier of land within the City, or of every person having charge of any such lands, to cut all noxious weeds, grass or other growth detrimental to the health and safety of city residents,” said a statement from the department.

Grass or other detrimental plants need to be cut before they bloom or grow to a height of more than eight inches. Fines for violations range from $50 to $1,000.