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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
NOXIOUS WEEDS. Includes, but not limited to the following: Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula), musk thistle (Carduus nutans), plumless thistle (Carduus acanthoides), spoiled knapweed (Centaurea maculosa), diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa), bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), hoary cress (Cardia draba), Russian knapweed (Centaurea repens), johnson grass (Sorghum halepense), Scotch thistle (Onopordum acanthium), morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea) when found in field crop seeds, skeletonleaf bursage (Ambrisia discolor), woolyleaf bursage (Ambrosia tomentosa), serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma), and puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris).
(1) Weeds and indigenous grasses on or about residential property which, because of their height, have a blighting influence on the neighborhood. Any such weeds and indigenous grasses shall be presumed to be blighting if they exceed 12 inches in height;
(2) Weeds and indigenous grasses which may attain such large growth as to become, when dry, a fire menace to adjacent improved property; or
(3) Weeds and indigenous grasses which are located in an area which harbors rats, insects, animals, reptiles or any other creature which either may or does constitute a menace to health, public safety or welfare.
(‘63 Code, § 9-1-4) (Ord. 91-39, passed 8-5-91; Am. Ord. 01-22, passed 4-2-01; Am. Ord. 09-12, passed 4-20-09)