Weed/Ditch Cutting Deadline
Such cutting shall be completed by October 1, 2023.
Cutting with a swather is not adequate, as maximum stubble height of 4 inches and a minimum of 13 feet must be cut using a mower. If the weeds and grasses are not cut along county roads or is not cut adequately to prevent snow buildup, the county will mow the weeds and grasses and charge the adjacent landowner at a rate of $150.00 per one/half mile.
The county will begin cutting ditches on October 1, 2023.
If the landowner fails to cut the weeds and grasses along township roads adjoining their lands, the Township Board of Supervisors may cause such weeds and grasses to be cut and the actual cost shall be charged against the land of the landowner and shall become part of the taxes levied against the land in the ensuing year.
Also, if hay bales remain in the ditches of county roads after October 15, 2023 the county will remove the hay bales and the landowner may redeem them to pay the cost of removal. If not redeemed by November, the hay will be sold to pay the cost of removal.
The Township Board of Supervisors do not need to advertise for weed cutting in their respective township
By Order of the Hettinger County Board of County Commissioners and the Township Supervisors