An Evanston City Council committee Monday will review a staff proposal to imposed height limits on hedges in front and side yards similar to the limits that already exist for fences.
The proposal would limit the height of hedges to six feet.
In a memo to aldermen, City Attorney Grant Farrar says overly tall hedges create a potential danger to the health safety and welfare of the public because they block the view of vehicles approaching intersections, block light from streetlights and create general safety concerns for pedestrians.
Farrar’s memo also asks the aldermen to provide guidance to staff about how the city should go about enforcing the proposed ordinance against existing overgrown hedges.
The Human Services Committee meeting that will discuss the ordinance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Civic Center.
Top: A hedge in the 1300 block of Church Street is one of many around town that could be affected by the proposed new rule.