Click here for the Land Bank Flint Area Mowing Plan and Schedule 2016.
It would cost $7 million annually to mow the grass and remove trash from all vacant properties in Flint, once a month from spring to summer. It would cost an additional $845,000 to board vacant properties that have open doors and windows. The Land Bank has approximately $1.5 million for vacant property maintenance in 2016. The City of Flint has $200,00 for vacant property cleanups.
In order to mow the grass on vacant properties, crews must also remove illegally dumped trash. Land Bank crews annually remove 500 tons of trash from vacant properties. Illegally dumped trash is the biggest obstacle that the crews face each year.