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WEED CUTTING

Beginning in 1932, the Department has given seasonal attention to the cutting of weeds growing between curbs and sidewalks, such areas being Township property, and which as matters of local pride and walking comfort should be and are kept reasonably clear of high or spreading growths.

To accomplish the work, the Department assigns two men to operate motor driven scythes. During the height of the weed season, this work is continuously carried on, all sections of the Township being covered several times. A tabulation of the time used in such work for the past three years follows:

Weed Cutting by Motor Scythes

Year
"Man Hours" 
Working Days
1934
872
87
1935
1,125
112
1936
942
94

The removal of weeds from vacant lots is a responsibility of the owners of such property, and the township takes action only in cases where a fire hazard or health menace exists.

Weed Cutting by Use of Motor Scythes

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