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Ogden to 83-year-old woman: Fix lawn or face fine

Ogden to 83-year-old woman: Fix lawn or face fine

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- City officials in Ogden have put an 83-year-old woman on notice: Bring your dead lawn back to life in two weeks or face a $125 fine.

Ella Williams says she normally keeps her lawn watered. But this year, when she turned on her sprinklers, her basement started to flood. She says she has no children to fix it and worries the repairs might be expensive.

City enforcement officers say they're just doing their job. City code requires lawns to be green and maintained.

One officer said he didn't know if the officer who issued the notice knew Williams is 83 or about the problems with her sprinkler system.

He says city officials will try to work with her.


Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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