The City of Shelby "Weed Ordinance" requires that ALL vegetation on your Shelby property be kept below 6 inches. If the vegetation is in excess of this, you're in violation of the "Weed Ordinance". This ordinance is on the City of Shelby website: Unsightly weeds & vegetation are a continual problem in this community. I'm not happy (I'm the Puffman) & either is City Council! The Council wishes to eliminate this annual problem. Trees, hedges & bushes at intersections must be no higher than 2 & a half feet within 30 feet of the street corner. The City of Shelby weed ordinance provides for crews to mow weeds on your property if you fail to comply with the weed ordinance without any notice. As my dad used to say, "Govern yourselves accordingly."