Ad-hoc committee begins tackling Minot's nuisance weeds problem

MINOT, N.D. - Ad-hoc committee begins tackling Minot's nuisance weeds problem.

Much of North Dakota may be covered in a blanket of snow, but an ad-hoc committee in Minot has begun trying to come up with a solution to the city's nuisance weed problem before spring.

Nuisance weed complaints in Minot have gone up from roughly 270 in 2014 to more than 750 this year.

Minot property owners have complained of weeds cluttering their yards and making their pets sick.

The committee is discussing plans to clear weeds away, how to fund the work, and how to hold property owners accountable who don't get rid of the weeds.

“I would like to see timely notification of property owners, and then I would like to see some kind of consequences when action isn't taken by the property owners that are responsible to maintain their property,” said Sandy Horob, a committee member and Minot resident whose dog became sick from inhaling foxtail barley.

The committee will meet again Tuesday, Dec. 13 at noon in the Minot City Council chambers.