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Orleans Town officials have received several complaints in recent weeks about local property owners who have not cut their grass and weeds as well as numerous unkempt properties around town.

downloadResidents are reminded that lawns and lots in town must be kept mowed, and trash and debris picked up.

Residents are also urged to refrain from blowing grass clippings into the streets and roadways as prohibited by local ordinance. This practice clogs the storm drains and contributes to the town overall flooding problems during periods of heavy rainfall.

The town annually contracts services of Ron Taylor to spray for mosquitoes and is again asking townspeople to assist in those efforts for general health and safety by keeping all yards and lots mowed off, any brush type items removed, and any type of standing water removed.

Old tires should be discarded and rain gutters and downspouts should be checked and cleaned regularly to allow water to flow freely.