County to spray for weeds


MIAMI COUNTY — Roadside spraying for weed control and environmental enhancement will be performed by state licensed personnel along all county roads between May 2-27, according to Miami County Engineer, Paul P. Huelskamp. Modifications of this time period may be required if weather conditions so dictate.

Anyone who has sensitive areas adjacent to the road right-of-way and does not wish these areas to be sprayed must erect “Begin No Spray” signs to mark the beginning and “End No Spray” signs to mark the end of the area. Intermediate “No Spray” signs shall be placed at intervals not exceeding 600 feet when the length of the no spray zone is 1,200 feet or greater.

Organic farm operations or specialized agricultural activity must register tracts with the Miami County Engineer’s Office annually to define the specific no spray area. The County Engineer’s Office can be contacted at 440-5656 and is located at 2100 N. County Road 25-A, Troy.

All signs shall be a minimum of 12-inches-high-by-18 inches-wide. The bottom of the sign shall be a minimum of 36 inches above existing ground. Signs must be made with red or black lettering on a white background and be legible from a moving vehicle.

Roadside mowing will be performed along all county roads from June 1-20, Aug. 1-20 and Sept. 1-20. Anyone who has wildflowers or ornament vegetation adjacent to the road right-of-way, and does not wish these areas to be mowed, must erect “Begin No Mow” signs to make the beginning and “End No Mow” signs to mark the end of the area. Intermediate “No Mow” signs shall be placed in intervals not exceeding 600 feet when the length of the no mow zone is 1,200 feet or greater.

Areas not spray treated shall be maintained by the property owner to insure control of the vegetation and the safety of the traveling public.

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