Tall grass becomes a growing problem in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- After days upon days of endless rain, cities across the Piedmont are fighting a growing problem: overgrown grass.

High Point Code Enforcement Officers say have been responding to the same addresses multiple times.The city sends owners notices via certified and regular mail to cut the grass. If they don't respond, the owner is billed for the cost of cutting the grass.

Officer Scott Wall understands the frustration he hears and says they're doing their best to take care of the long list of unkempt property violations.

"The volume picks up as the grass grows throughout the city," Wall said.

Overall, code enforcement officers say owners comply with the order after the first notice.

Residents on Paramount Street in High Point try to keep their grass trim, but at 608 Paramount St., neighbors say the grass is taking over.

"We can't get anybody out here to get it mowed," one resident said.

Most neighbors feel the city and private lawn companies will have to continue to check-up on many of the homes.

"They are going to have to come back out and mow it again, snakes, rats and everything else coming out of it," added one concerned resident.

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