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(A) It is hereby declared to be an offense for any owner of real property within the village to permit any weeds, grass or plants to grow to a height exceeding eight inches on improved property and 12 inches in height on unimproved property. Soil stockpiles are determined to be unimproved property for the purpose of this section. Any such plants or weeds exceeding such height are hereby declared to be a nuisance. Landscaping including trees, shrubs, ornamental vegetation (such as annual/perennial flowers and perennial grasses) grown for aesthetic qualities in a purposeful garden or planting bed can exceed the above requirements. In addition, vegetation height limitations will not be applied to natural areas including all wetlands, native prairie remnants, restoration areas, wetland mitigation areas, forest preserved areas, preservation areas, and the like.
(B) No person owning, leasing, occupying or controlling any plot of real estate within the village shall permit the growth of noxious weeds thereon, as defined by this Code of Ordinances, the Illinois Administrative Code and the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois. All weeds shall be pulled or otherwise destroyed by the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in control of real estate in the village. Failure to destroy such weeds within the designated period shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
(Ord. 330, passed 11-7-83; Am. Ord. 900, passed 5-20-96; Am. Ord. 1650, passed 5-16-11; Am. Ord. 1868, passed 9-6-16) Penalty, see § 93.99