It shall be the duty of each owner or each person in the possession or control of any lands lying within the City to keep such land free from weeds, vines, brush or other vegetation when such growth constitutes a health, safety or fire hazard, even though such weeds, vines, brush or other vegetation do not fall within the definition of noxious weeds under the provisions of Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa. No person shall allow or permit grass or weeds or other vegetation to grow upon his property to a height in excess of twelve (12) inches. All grass or weeds or other vegetation exceeding such height restrictions may be cut or eliminated by the City after giving five days’ written notice to the owner or occupant of such property. Such notice may be mailed, by ordinary mail, to the owner’s last address, no less than five (5) days prior to the required action. A failure to receive such notice shall not be deemed to be a defense to any assessment certified under this section.
(Ord. 1723 - Jul. 12 Supp.)