Grinnell’s Grass and Weed Ordinance (Chapter 52) can be viewed by downloading the city code and conducting a keyword search for “grass and weeds” within the document. The ordinance requires that owners of such prairie gardens or prairie areas submit a written application asking for permission to establish and maintain these areas. The application, submitted to the office of the Clerk, needs to contain the following:
1. A drawing of the entire property where the prairie/exotic grasses or wildflowers will be planted, and identifying the areas to be planted.
2. A copy of the actual mix used, the name of the company producing the mix
and a certification of the mixture.
After receipt of the completed application, the Council, at a public meeting, shall approve,
disapprove or approve the application with modifications.