Citizens often have questions about grass and weed mowing in ditches and creeks. Under State law and City ordinance, the City is not responsible for routine maintenance of creeks, streams, ditches, or drainage easements.
The City will evaluate these areas to see whether conditions pose a threat to property from flooding. If conditions warrant, the City may trim weeds, grass, and trees to reduce imminent flooding potential. Under City ordinance, depositing brush and trash in streams, ditches, or drainage easements is illegal. Property owners are asked to help maintain ditches and drainage easements as they are in most cases private property. To have an area evaluated, please call (256) 772-8490 or Let Us Know
Please report problems such as illegal dumping, blocked water flow, or suspected pollution problems to the Code Enforcement Office at (256) 772-5628 or Let Us Know