The City of Hartford has started issuing warnings and tickets for unmowed and unkept lawns. Some of the push back from the citizens is about the city not taking care of the alleyways and ditches. The city does not own the alleyways or the ditches. The alleyways are city easements. It is the responsibility of the property owner to keep them up. We do realize though, that in the past the city did take care of some of it. So this fall, after the first hard frost, the city will brush hog what it can of the alleyways as a courtesy to our citizens, but it will be the property owners responsibility for it’s continuing care.
We are also updating some of the existing city ordinances and are going to enforce these and other existing ordinances that have previously been ignored. The city leaders want everyone to know that we are serious about cleaning up our city and that it is in the best interest of all the property owners to improve our city.
Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian.
Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.