Franklin - The Common Council might allow residents to grow "natural lawns" - those containing "common species of grass and wild flowers native to North America which are designed and purposefully cultivated to exceed 12 inches in height from the ground."
The council has asked the city Environmental Commission to examine the issue. The commission is scheduled to discuss the matter Aug. 25.
Residents would have to apply to the city to have a natural lawn and get consent from abutting neighbors - unless the resident could show the city that the lawn would be screened by an "opaque fence or row of continuous shrubs," according to a memo from a city planner.
- Roundup of Memorial Day events in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country
- Sink or Swim: One Franklin family's fight with rare bone cancer
- Video: Summer fun in suburban Milwaukee
- Best Summer Ever in Suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country
- Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in March
- This is how many shooting and bomb threats have been made in suburban Milwaukee schools since 2012 (3)
- Netflix Queue-and-A: Local officials discuss what they’re streaming about
- Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in February
- Newsroom leads the state in WNA contest
- Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in January