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(a) Removal of Weeds or Tall Grass.
(1) The owner, occupant or person having the charge or management of any lot or parcel of land situated within the City, whether the same be vacant or occupied, within three days of written notice including posting the property, shall cut or destroy, or cause to be cut or destroyed, any noxious or poisonous weeds or tall grasses growing upon such lot or parcel of land, and prevent the same from blooming or going to seed, exceeding a height of five inches, or spreading pollen which may be harmful to human health.
(2) If the owner, occupant or person having the charge or management of any lot or parcel of land does not cut or destroy, or cause to be cut or destroyed, noxious weeds or tall grasses as provided herein, the City Manager, or the City Manager’s designee, is authorized to cause to be cut or destroyed such noxious weeds or tall grasses.
(3) When any such noxious weeds or tall grasses are cut or destroyed by the City, as provided herein, then after such work is performed, the City shall give notice by mail to the owner, occupant or person having the charge or management of such lot or parcel of land, at his or her known address, to pay the cost of such cutting or destroying of noxious weeds or tall grasses, which notice shall be accompanied by a statement of the amount of cost incurred. If the same is not paid within thirty days after the mailing of the notice, such amount may be certified to the County Fiscal Officer for collection as other taxes and assessments are collected or the City may seek recovery of such costs by civil action against the property owner involved.
(b) Vegetable Gardens.
(1) Vegetable gardens shall be permitted with the exception that no garden shall extend beyond the front building line of the house.
(2) The requirements of this subparagraph may be waived by the City Manager who may issue a conditional permit if supported by evidence presented to the City Manager by the owner of the property upon which said exception is requested showing that because of the topography or some other physical condition enforcement of this section would create an unusual and undue hardship.
(3) All gardens shall be maintained in a manner that does not create a nuisance in all seasons.
(Ord. 9807-20. Passed 10-5-20.)