The Midlothian City Council approved an amendment to the ordinance that regulates tall grass at its Tuesday night meeting.

City council member Joe Frizzell stated the revision to the ordinance addresses the mowing requirement next to rights of way and properties.

Originally the ordinance required a 150-foot area to be mowed that abuts an adjacent property or rights of way. That requirement was reduced to 50 feet. This requirement only relates to vacant land not used for agricultural purposes. A property owner faces up to a $1,000 fine if they do not comply with the ordinance.

In other business the council,

• Approved a resolution to deny Oncor Electric Delivery Company’s application to increase distribution rates.

• Approved an interlocal cooperative purchasing agreement with the City of Keller.

• Approved a resolution authorizing the Head for the Hills Bicycle Rally routed through the City of Midlothian. The Cedar Hill Rotary Club hosts the event on May 19.

• Approved the adoption of the 2018-2023 fiscal years strategic plan as a document for the city to include personnel and capital equipment for the general fund, utility fund, conference center, and the senior citizens center.