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Bibish unsuccessfully fought long and hard to keep the Toledo Police Northwest
Station on Sylvania Avenue open.
now, folks living in surrounding houses with neatly-manicured lawns are dealing
with overgrown grass on the city-owned property, and even gang graffiti on a
the fact that there's money in the budget for maintenance and repair, and in
addition to that, a budget specifically for the Northwest Station, it sure doesn't
seem like anything's being done," Bibish said.
problem? Toledo has a tall grass policy. Grass and weeds higher than eight
inches will be cut by city crews, and the property owner charged for the work.
thinks the overgrown grass at the station is a blatant double-standard by
think that if this is city property, it should be treated as anything under
their stewardship should be, and that's appropriately," he said. "It should be
cut like all grass around the surrounding properties."
continues his fight to re-open the station. The current neglect gets him
even more fired up.
neighborhood will be a safer neighborhood, a better neighborhood, a spur for
economic development in west Toledo with a stronger police presence," he
call by Toledo News Now to the Bell Administration about the tall grass went