Spread the love

Charlottetown man charged $789 after refusing to mow his lawn

Open in full screen mode

Michael Ross shows the invoice for $789.42 received from the City of Charlottetown.


Speech synthesis, based on intelligence artificial, allows you to generate a spoken text from a written text.

A citizen who refused to mow his lawn judges that the City of Charlottetown is demanding an excessive amount from him after municipal employees carried out the work themselves.

Last summer, the municipality informed Michael Ross that he was in violation of a municipal bylaw prohibiting lawns from being taller than 150 millimeters.

This Charlottetown citizen refused because he liked the look of his natural lawn and because it provides food for birds and pollinators .

Faced with his refusal to respect the order, municipal employees went to his home last fall to mow the lawn on his property, which is less than 300 square meters.

I thought the bill would be around $500, which would have already been excessive, especially since the city workers sent to his house worked for less than an hour, he says.

Loading in progressAmong the Islanders, the Roy effect is already being felt

ELSE ON INFO: Among the Islanders, the Roy effect is already being felt

Although he says he has already considered contesting the constitutionality of the municipal decree, Michael Ross refuses to say what steps he will take next.

According to the Municipality of Charlottetown, the Unsightly Sites Bylaw helps maintain the city's picturesque and safe reputation.

In an email, a spokesperson indicates that the invoice sent to Michael Ross is explained by the number of municipal employees who carried out the work, the time it took them to carry it out and the equipment that was used.

Open in full screen mode

Michael Ross did not expect to receive such a high bill for his land which is less than 300 square meters.

On Friday, Michael Ross paid the entire bill of $789.42.

J&#x27 ;considering offering my services to mow lawns, next summer, I will ask $800 to do it all day, he jokes.

Based on reporting by Shane Ross of CBC < /em>

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116