B.C. organizations can grow funds by cutting the grass


Local community groups now have the opportunity to earn extra money my mowing and maintaining vacant properties owned by the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority.

The authority announced the Neighborhood Mow and Maintenance Program on Thursday. CCLBA Board Chair and County Treasurer, Christine Schauer, said in a new release “By agreeing to mow and maintain 20 vacant properties once every three weeks during the mowing season from late April through October, participating groups would earn a seasonal stipend of $3,000.”

Groups are required to provide their own equipment, tools, fuel and supplies. For most properties, lawn mowers and weed trimmers would be sufficient, although rakes, yard waste bags and shovels would be handy. Gloves, goggles, appropriate footwear and other safety measures are recommended and are the responsibility of the group.

Applications and more information are available by calling 781-0777 or emailing landbank@calhouncountymi.gov. The deadline to apply for the 2015 season is March 20. Groups must have liability insurance and a group bank account; payments will not be made to individuals.

Source: Battle Creek Enquirer