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City of Toledo struggling to tackle tall grass

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Many of you have reached out to us about tall grass in your neighborhoods. We're learning more about the city's plans to tackle this big job that is an issue for many residents.

Last Thursday we went to an area at Forrest and Fernwood in central Toledo where grass was waist high. After following up, a city official says it won't be for much longer. Crews are working their way around the city, focusing on the Old West End.

The city is about three weeks behind when it comes to mowing because of the long harsh winter, but that's not the only reason. A city official says it's not easy to get employees to work in the heat and mow for just around $8 an hour.

"'B' stands for Blight Abatement Team, but that 'B' also stands for staying within the budget and we can only afford to do a cut about once a month from May through October to keep it under control," explained Paul Ringlein, manager of special projects.

Ringlein says they are hiring 40-hour work weeks from June into October. Click here to learn more if you're looking for a summer job.

If you need the help of our Call 11 for Action team, call 419-255-2255.

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