MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) –– Thousands of dollars in fines? Even jail time? They’re taking home maintenance seriously in one Long Island village.

Make no mistake, a messy lawn can cost you in Massapequa Park.

As CBS 2′s Jennifer McLogan surmised on Tuesday, at least one homeowner on Merrick Road is in hot water. Effective immediately he faces stiff fines and even jail time for failure to maintain his property.

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