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Dougherty County comes up with a solution for lawn problems

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

 Dougherty County commissioners just approved something that will hopefully solve a tall problem. 

The Commissioners approved using 3-thousand dollars of the county's emergency fund to pay contractors to clean up yards that violate the vegetation control ordinance. 

 The city of Albany does something similar but leaders say violators should not see this as a free grass-cutting service. 

"They went ahead and directed the county attorney to go ahead and enforce that ordinance through the legal process which will be going through the magistrate court," Richard Crowdis said. 

 Violators will have to pay a fine if contractors work on their yards. 

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