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The Zika Virus
Zika and West Nile are transmitted primarily through mosquito bites. To combat those issues and continue to fight the bite, the City of Florence will be spraying and distributing mosquito biscuits to eliminate the larva and adult mosquitoes. We will be spraying Kontrol 4-4, which has a very low odor and is very low at staining if any. This chemical is dispersed at a rate of 5.5 ounces per minute. With the truck driving between 5-7 miles per hour and a 5mph wind the chemical can drift over a 300 feet area. This spraying has been extremely reliable in the past years. Mosquitoes do not become immune to the spray as they only have a 7 day life span. If we can all work together by following these simple steps, we will also minimize the chances of being bit by mosquitoes.
- Protect yourself and family by using the repellent with deet in it.
- Limit the time outdoors in the evening and early morning hours.
- Changing your outdoor lighting from bright white to a dull yellow should keep the attraction to a minimum.
- Dispose of any stagnant water on your property; i.e. tires, buckets, puddles, swimming pools.
Public Works will begin spraying and putting out biscuits starting in the middle of
April and continue running until the middle of September. If 5.5 ounces of the Kontrol 4-4 is not sufficient, we can go up to 9.2 ounces per minute. That is as far as we can go according to the rules and regulations but also not limited to one time a week. Schedule will be as follows for 2023.
April 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
Code Enforcement: Did you know?
In addition to their yards, the cleanliness and weed maintenance of the parkings after alleyway and the tree lawn (space between the sidewalk and curb in the front/side yard) is the responsibility of the homeowner. Please keep these areas clean and clear of weeds, leaves, trash, and debris.
Sidewalks must remain clear of obstruction, including but not limited to snow, ice, mud, dirt, trash, stone, coal, firewood, boxes, barrels, crates, tables, and vehicles. The occupant of the adjacent property is responsible to maintain these areas.
There are restrictions on where property owners may place sheds or accessory structures on their property. Please contact the Planning Department if you are unsure whether you are following the setback requirements for your zone district.
There are a maximum of three (3) dogs allowed on each property in the City of Florence, and each dog must be licensed. See our Dog License page for more information.
Short-term rentals are permitted uses only in three zone districts in the City of Florence, and City Businesses Licenses are required. . Click here for more information from the Florence Municipal Code. Those zone districts are the Central Business (CB), General Commercial (C), and by special use approval in the Central Historic Business zone districts (CHB).