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NOXIOUS WEEDS / PLANTS

ORDINANCE # 10-10-1968

Revised 7-10-2003

 

It was moved by Kenyon and supported by Coll that the following ordinance for the Village of Nashville be adopted.

 

AN ORDINANCE FOR THE CONTROL OF NOXIOUS WEEDS AND/OR PLANTS

                                

The Village of Nashville ordains as follows:

 

SECTION 1.  CUTTING OF GRASS AND WEEDS: 

       

No person occupying said premises, and no person owning any unoccupied premises shall fail to keep down any ragweed, Canada thistles, burdocks, crab grass, quack grass, wild growing bushes, milkweeds, wild carrots, oxeye daises or other noxious weeds growing on property occupied by or owned by him or growing on that portion of a street which adjoins property occupied by or owned by him.

 

SECTION 2.  DUTY OF OCCUPANT OR OWNER: 

       

It shall be the duty of the occupant of every premises and the owner of unoccupied premises within the city, to cut and remove or destroy by lawful means, all such weeds and grass as often as may be necessary to comply with the provisions of Section 1 provided, that the cutting,

removing or destroying of such weeds, grass and vegetation at least once in every two [2] weeks and or 12” high between May 1st  and November 1st of each year, shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of this chapter.

 

SECTION 3.  WHEN CITY TO DO WORK: 

       

If provisions of Section 1 and 2 are not complied with the Village President or the Village Clerk or either of their duly authorized representatives, shall notify the occupant, or owner of unoccupied premises, to comply with the provisions of said sections within a time to be specified in said notice, which notice shall be given as follows; either a) by delivering to the owner or occupant of said property either personally or by leaving it at his residence, office or place of

business with some person of suitable age and discretion; b) by mailing said notice by certified mail to such owner at his last known address; or c) if the owner is unknown and the premises are unoccupied the posting of said notice in some conspicuous place on the premises for five days.

 

If said notice is not complied with, within the specified time therein, the Village shall cause such weeds, grass and other vegetation to be removed or destroyed and the actual cost of cutting, removal or destroying plus 15% for inspection and other costs in connection therewith, shall be levied upon the property as a special assessment, and collected as other special assessments levied in the Village. 

 

This ordinance shall take effect 21 days after its enactment and shall be published in the Maple Valley News.

 

Adopted 10th day of October, 1968

Revised adopted July 10, 2003