Cornwall council cuts back on grass trimming despite tick concerns

By CBC News Ottawa, April 16, 2018

The grass will be allowed to grow a bit longer in Cornwall, Ont., this summer despite concerns from public health officials and one councillor that it could expose residents to ticks.

Coun. André Rivette unsuccessfully implored fellow councillors in a meeting Monday to cancel $107,500 worth of proposed cuts to the maintenance budget that will reduce lawn cutting.

Prior to the meeting, Rivette told CBC Radio's Ontario Morning he believes in a lean budget, but this cut just didn't make sense.

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