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Time for Templeton Weed Abatement 

Time for Templeton Weed Abatement

Time for Templeton Weed AbatementTo make sure Templeton remains the safe and charming community that it is the Templeton Fire Department would like to remind you that it’s time to trim the hedges, cut the grass, and keep the fields clear. To assist you in complying with the Templeton Community Services District Weed Abatement Ordinance, the following is a list of our minimum acceptable standards.

  • Weed abatement must be maintained May 1 through the end of November
  • Please do not mow after 10 a.m. if the temperature exceeds 80 degrees F.
  • If your property is in parcels of three acres or less it must be mowed or disked completely.
  • If your property is in parcels of three acres or larger it may be mowed or disked completely, but at a minimum have soil firebreaks around the perimeter and cross breaks at intervals breaking each block in no greater than 1 acre (or as directed by the Fire Department). Firebreaks must be a minimum of 30-feet in width at perimeters and cross breaks and 50-feet minimum around structures. Down slope clearances from structures shall be a minimum of 100 feet. Clearances around and under oak trees shall be a minimum of 30 feet. Exemption: Fenced pastures where livestock is actively and significantly reducing weeds & grasses.
  • Your mower must be set at a maximum height of three inches unless conditions require a greater height. The mower height will then be determined by the Fire Chief. All equipment used for weed abatement work shall be equipped with proper spark arresters, mufflers, etc. A fire extinguisher of pressurized-water or back-pump type is required on equipment for immediate accessibility and use.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT PROPERTY OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WEEDS FROM CENTER LINE OF PUBLIC ROAD AND THROUGH THEIR ENTIRE PROPERTY!

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