NYA Graffiti Ordinance 13 Sep 11

The Norwood Young America City Council recently approved a graffiti ordinance for the city. This comes after multiple businesses and properties were vandalized in the town over the summer. The new ordinance was modeled after those found in Chanhassen and Elk River. It requires the perpetrator of the graffiti to remove it, if they are caught. If the vandal is under 18 years of age the parents or legal guardians would be responsible for removing the graffiti or paying to have it removed as well. If the perpetrator is not caught, the ordinance puts the responsibility of removing the graffiti on the property owner within 14 days of notification. The ordinance passed 4-1, with Norwood Young America City Councilor Carol Lagergren voting against it.