Mon., 11:15 pm: City discusses grass woes at finance meeting

WARREN — Looking at the possibility of even more high grasses growing this summer, several council members suggested doubling the amount of money the city has allocated for grass cutting from $10,000 to $20,000 for the year.

Councilman Vince Flask, D-5th ward, however, disagreed, saying the city should be looking at other ways of controlling high grass than throwing an increasing amount of money at the problem.

The conversation about grass cutting occurred during a council finance meeting in which spending in the general fund departments of police, fire, operations and health during the first four months of the year were reviewed.

Finance Committee Chairman Eddie Colbert, D-7th ward, questioned whether the city would like more than the $10,000 allocated for grass cutting.

“More money, sure, but at what cost?” questioned Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa. “Do we want to get more money for grass cutting at the cost of something else being shorted in the operations department?”

Read more in Tuesday’s Tribune Chronicle.