Friday, May 28, 2010

Hurray! Medians to be mowed.

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Colorado Springs, the Mile High (Grass) City
  • Colorado Springs, the "Mile High (Grass) City."

For all those wondering if those ugly, overgrown medians will ever get mowed, I've got good news.

Yep, they're getting mowed. Turns out the weeds are so tall in our city medians that they're actually breaking our city code.

You heard it right: The city is breaking city code.

Here's the rest, as written in a press release:

Medians to be mowed

Beginning next week irrigated City medians, covering approximately 49 acres of developed medians will be mowed. Spring rains have caused growth to be accelerated resulting in code compliance issues and the potential for wild fires. Median mowing had been cut from the 2010 city budget. Minimal current year cost savings will be used to address this one time expense. The City has an on-demand contractor who will mow the medians. Non-irrigated medians will not be mowed at this time.

City Staff is finalizing the Adopt a Median program which will be rolled out in early June.

This program similar to the Adopt a Park and Adopt a Streetlight will allow individuals to volunteer to help with ongoing maintenance as a public service.

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