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Roadside grass, weeds, obscuring stop signs in Kzoo area
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - All the rain we've had this summer is making everything grow faster, especially roadside grass and weeds.
And some neighbors on Kalamzoo's West Side worry that high grass is blocking street signs and putting drivers safety in jeopardy.
As someone who drives through the intersection of Berkley and North Streets every day Deanna Bell says she worries about drivers who won't know they need to stop, until it’s too late.
"My biggest concern is I'm gonna get hit and killed from someone not mowing property that should be mowed," says Bell.
At the intersection grass and weeds block the stop sign here until a car is almost at the intersection.
Down the street at Pinehurst boulevard and Hillsdale it's a similar problem.
"Yes it's dangerous if you can't see, I know it's dangerous...we need the bushes cut so we can see around them," says neighbor Lola Wods.
And neighbors tell us they aren't sure who's responsible to do the trimming. We talked to the property owner at the Hillsdale location, she also wasn't sure.
"My neighbors are welcome to contact me since it's on my property and if they want me to do something about it," says neighbor Edie Clompus.
But it turns out the intersections are in the jurisdiction of the Kalamazoo County Road Commission. We went to the agency with the neighbors’ concerns, and it told us it trims roadsides twice a year, but administrators say they welcome calls from neighbors with problem areas.
And they planned to put in two service requests for the intersections we told them about.
To check on who is responsible for trimming roadside grass or to put in a service request the number for the Kalamazoo County Road Commission is 269-381-3171.