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Ashland weeds and grass have to be cut by June 15

I saw a story about weed abatement and the city of Medford bumping up their deadline but didn’t see anything about Ashland. Are they on the same schedule?

— Let’s Cut

Nope, you still have time, Let’s, but you should get on it as soon as possible.

According to the city of Ashland’s website, the deadline is June 15. After that, you can receive fines of up to $500 a day if the violation persists, along with abatement and staff costs. A contractor will be hired to cut the weeds back if it doesn’t occur by the deadline.

There are a couple distinctions we should make. Properties that are one acre or smaller need to have weeds and grass cut to no more than 4 inches in height on the property and on abutting park rows, alleys and other rights of way.

Properties larger than an acre also need to have weeds and grass cut to no more than 4 inches, and also on abutting park rows, alleys and other rights of way. In addition, a 30-foot radius needs to be cut around every structure, and in a 15-foot-wide buffer strip around the property. A second 15-foot-wide buffer needs to be put next to access roads and driveways through the property, too.

You can get more information by calling 541-552-2246, emailing cutweeds@ashland.or.us or by visiting www.ashland.or.us/weedabatement.

Send questions to “Since You Asked,” Mail Tribune Newsroom, P.O. Box 1108, Medford, OR 97501; by fax to 541-776-4376; or by email to youasked@mailtribune.com. We’re sorry, but the volume of questions received prevents us from answering all of them.

Saw a story about weed abatement and the City of Medford bumping up their deadline but didn’t see anything about Ashland. Are they on the same schedule?