Phillipsburg Charges Resident $5,475 For One Day of Grass Cutting
Residents of Phillipsburg are being charges extremely high bills for code violation clean up projects. The town recently charges a woman $650 to mow her lawn. But that was not the largest bill handed out on May 28th, while workers performed services on nine other overgrown properties.
Owners of a property in the 100 block of Woodlawn Road were charged almost $800.00 from the Phillipsburg Department of Public Works for four and a half hours of work.
A local resident, Tim Bachman, was billed $437.50 by the town.
I could not keep up with the payments and left the property two years ago,” said Bachman, who still lives in Phillipsburg. “The house is foreclosed and the price the town is charging to mow is ridiculous.”
Backman, who used to cut the lawn, said he could not beleive it took the town two and a half hours to perform the task.
“I used to cut the lawn in 15 minutes,” Bachman said. “What did they do? Sit there and take a break?”
“It’s not like cutting grass in your yard,” Superintendant Dennis Viscomi defended, “Some weeds are 2 to 3 feet high and you need a weed whacker to cut them before you mow. Plus, every 30 seconds you need to change the strings (on the weed whacker), which takes time.”
What do we have to say about this..?
Changing weed whacker string every 30 seconds?
Excuse me Phillipsburgh, do you purchase electrical one line battery operating machines from the local Walmart?
Don’t be over charged for overgrown lawn cleanup!
Contact Lego Services today and have the service completed for a fraction of the cost. Visit blaircountylawnservice.com/services/city-code-cleanup for more information.
- Check with AngiesList.com to get feedback from your area about lawn care companies.
I do not think Angie’s List even has anything on our area at this time..
- Be sure the company meets state and local regulations. Insurance, Licenses, and any certifications needed for chemical spraying.
All check except certifications for chemical spraying – we don’t do pesticides and other similar chemicals
- Be weary of any company that promises a quick cure. Plants are living organisms and require special treatment. Quick fixes may actually cause more damage than anything else. And a damaged plant takes that much longer to cure.
We find the root of the problem, and discuss what we think with you. We research before we take action. Measure twice, cut once. No fast acting sprays here1 (unless they are weeds, of course).
- Any changes to a contract or service agreement should be brought to a customers attention and signed off by all parties involved.
We have a Service Agreement, no contract. If the service agreement is changed, we make it known that it is changed. If you do not agree with the changes, you do not have to accept it. We put customer satisfaction first. And our agreement helps us provide just that!
- A good lawn care company will offer tips and suggestions to home owners for no other purpose than to just help out.
We do this often!
- Manage your expectations. Be aware that jobs may be delayed because of weather or a lack of supplies. Check that contingencies are included in the written contract.
If a delay occurs and your service is not completed within one week, it’s free. Says so right in our agreement.
We think we scored really high with this list. What do you think?
Angie’s List actually compiled a pretty useful blog post. Check it out! ksat.com.
Carlisle Area School District plants to save up to $15,000 on landscaping costs this year. How? Sheep.
“The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports the district is using the sheep to keep the grass near its solar panels neatly trimmed. The sheep nibble grass in the morning and take refuge in the shade of the panels in the afternoon.”
Read more: Read More from cbsnews.com.
Now while we are a lawn care company, we think it is actually a great idea. Imagine if more districts across the country did this – how much gas would be saved in a year? Hopefully they put the money back into the school (books, computers, programs etc.)
Next breaking news: Lawn Care Companies employee sheep. No workers compensation insurance needed.
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