The goal is to try to stop serial offenders from breaking village code repeatedly.
One home off Exotica Lane in Wellington has been an issue for code enforcement officers for 10 years.
77-year-old Sal Militello has lived on Exotica Lane for more than 30 years and he said he's seen it all.
" (The homeowners) just keep letting (the yard) go and letting (the yard) go," Militello said. "This is what we have to stand with."
Neighbors admit they've complained about the yard for years.
Village Growth Management Director Bob Basehart said there have been 22 cases opened on the home since 2003.
Currently there are 4 liens placed on the home for failing to meet code.
The homeowner won't talk to NewsChannel 5 on camera, but admits code enforcement has slapped him with fines over the years.
After thirty minutes of talking on the phone, he never explained why he hasn't complied with village code over the years.
"The grass goes up high and he comes out and tries to cut it," Militello said. "He butchers it though and there's crap all over and he just leaves it."
Repeat offenders of code violations can be fined a maximum of $500/day right now.
The village wants to up that price is trying to increase that maximum to $5,000/day.
"What's a fine going to do," Militello asked.
Fines are issued for problems ranging from overgrown lawns to a broken roof on a home.
Basehart said first time code violators pay a maximum of $250/day right now, but a new ordinance would raise that maximum fine to $1,000/day.
In cases where the code violation is irreversible, the cost would cost as much as $15,000 compared to the current $1,500 maximum fine.
"We think it's a more sufficient incentive to get people to fix their problem and not to become repeat violators," Basehart said.
Militello doesn't know if the plan will work, especially for the house on the corner.
Village council will discuss the issue Tuesday night in a public hearing before a final decision is made in a few weeks.