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Out of control grass making driving difficult

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Some people who live near vacant lots are having to deal with out of control grass obstructing their views.

Kayla Young said she’s seen grass up to waist level and some at least six feet tall. She said the out of control grass makes it difficult to drive through the neighborhood.

“We have to look over and pull half way into the street and look, and by the time you look another car is already coming about to get into an accident. The grass is really bad around here,” Young said.

Tim Novak is chairman of the county land bank. He said they'd like to cut the grass of every empty lot they own but money and resources are a problem.

"The Saginaw County owns 4,000 parcels throughout the county. The majority of those are in the city and urban area and to mow those lawns, 3 or 4 yards would cost over a million dollars per year and that resources we don't have,” Novak said.

County crews were out cutting grass Tuesday but they only have to cut the areas along intersections.

The land bank said they will sell the empty land to neighbors for $150 per lot.

Additionally, they said they welcome area residents to pitch in and help them cut the grass.

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