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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Know Your Property Line

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The Park & Recreation Department seeks to be a good neighbor to adjacent property owners and at the same time protect Town-owned and maintained properties from encroachment. Procedures are in place to guard against encroachment, and the following are prohibited from occurring beyond your property line.

Storage: Personal items such as landscape materials, lawnmowers, wood, and utility trailers, including structures (sheds, fences, raised garden beds, weather stations) are to be stored solely on private property.

Recreation: Recreational items such as playgrounds, trampolines, horseshoe pits, treehouses, rope swings, and bird feeders.

Dumping: Discarding grass clippings, sod, soil, yard waste, trash, debris, landscape materials, and dog waste over your backyard fence is harmful to the open space. This also includes general trash and debris accumulation.

Extended Landscaping: Irrigation, planting, gardening, residential mowing, dog houses, timber walls, and structural supports for private property improvements located are to be contained within your backyard. 

Access: It is not permitted to access your property through Town open space property. Creating walkways beyond your fence line or removing Town fencing along the landscaping is prohibited.

Motor Vehicle Operation: The operation of any motorized vehicle or equipment such as trucks, electric/gas scooters, and skid steers on or through parks and open space property is not allowed.

Over the coming months the Parks & Open Space Division will be identifying and monitoring encroachments onto Town-owned properties, notifying adjacent property owners that any identified encroachments are in violation of Town Municipal Code, and communicating what issues need corrected within an allotted timeframe to be in compliance with the code. 

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