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Tall grass causes some problems in mid-Michigan

Tall grass causes some problems in mid-Michigan

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(06/25/14) - It's becoming a growing problem in some Mid-Michigan neighborhoods.
     
Tall grass growing in vacant lawns and abandoned homes.

There is a plan to deal with the problem in Genesee County, but some people say it's not enough.
     
Doug Weliand with the Genesee County Land Bank says about 20,000 vacant properties will be be mowed once this summer.
     
That includes vacant homes and lots.
     
Flint received $20 million last year to fight blight in the city.
     
A portion of that money will go toward mowing properties.
     
Some neighbors complain that mowing properties only one time all summer long just isn't enough.
     
They're afraid that when the grass grows back, it will lead to more crime problems.
     
The Land Bank can't afford to mow the lots more than one time.
     
Some local residents are taking extra steps to take care of this problem in their neighborhood.

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