The City of Lake Elsinore is once again promising to crack down on landowners who do nothing about trash and weeds on their property.
During the regularly scheduled city council meeting Tuesday night, council members unanimously agreed to adopt the city’s annual weed and trash abatement program.
The purpose of the program is to clean up properties that pose a health, fire and/or safety risk to the public, according to city documents.
Approximately 7,500 vacant properties (no structures on them) are in violation of the city’s health and safety code due to rubbish pile-up, said Ken Seumalo, director of public works.
The alleged offenders can expect to receive a notice from the city in the coming days and weeks demanding cleanup. For those who fail to comply by May 6, the city will do the work at a cost to the property owner of $306 per parcel and an additional 2 cents per square foot, Seumalo said.
Property owners who disagree with the abatement are welcome to comment during a public hearing on the matter scheduled April 9. The hearing is part of the regularly scheduled city council meeting.
Click on the attached PDF for a city document that contains the list of properties targeted for abatement. The properties are listed by assessor’s parcel number, or APN, under Exhibit A in the document.
For residents who have concerns about nuisance properties that have structures on them, Seumalo said the city’s code enforcement should be contacted at (951) 674-3124, Ext 227.