By Terry Kovarik
Sturgeon Bay property owners are required by city ordinances to keep their lawns mowed and you’d best be careful about blowing the clippings into city streets. That’s because it is against city ordinance 1992, section 10.18 to put trash or debris, including the clippings off of your lawn into the street. Violators get a warning letter for the first offense. After that, you can be fined $250. Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Chad Shefchih says, more importantly, violators don’t realize the damages a little bit of grass can cause.
The best and proper way to dispose of leaves, brush and grass clippings is by taking them to the City’s Compost Pile located on Division Road.