Whenever it's not raining, residents can count on crews to cut the grass along the City's right of way and medians. The work has started and the City has added two additional days to its right of way mowing schedule. For the first time in many years, crews will cut the grass on the City's right of way six times during this year's mowing season. Before this change, workers cut the rights of way four times a year.
The mowing schedule is dependent on weather conditions. An abundance of rain, Knozone Action Days, and drought conditions can impact mowing days. Continuous rains can create a surge in weed and grass growth. However, mowing contractors will stay as close to the schedule as possible.
The City is responsible for cutting 1,121 right of way locations throughout Marion County. In some cases, contractors are responsible for cutting the grass in the ditches, but they are only required to cut as much of the ditch as they can without becoming submerged or stuck in a ditch. They are not required to cut down trees or bushes over 5 ft. high. The mowing path is no more than 10 feet or the distance to a utility pole, fence, guardrail, or tree, depending on the location that's cut.
Below you will find the mowing schedule. there are six cycles in this year's right of way mowing program. Each cycle has a start and end date. Contractors will cut the 1,121 locations one time during each cycle. Keep in mind, rain plays a role in the schedule and that they can't cut the grass when its raining.