1113.18  WEEDS; NOTICE.
   (a)   Every person, firm or corporation having possession, charge or management of any occupied or unoccupied area shall maintain the area in a sanitary manner and shall preserve the health and further the welfare of the residents of the City by cutting and destroying, or causing to be cut or destroyed, all noxious weeds, plants or other growths, and further by removing all accumulations of garbage, fallen tree branches, cans or other debris upon such occupied or unoccupied area.
(Ord. 197-1989.  Passed 9-18-89.)
   (b)   The Service Director is hereby authorized to give notice in writing to the person, firm or corporation having possession or control of any occupied or unoccupied land to cut and destroy, or cause to be cut or destroyed, all noxious weeds, plants or other growths, and further, to remove all accumulations of garbage, fallen tree branches, cans or other debris thereon.  Upon failure to comply with such notice within forty-eight hours, the weeds or other growths shall be cut or destroyed by the City or its agent, or the garbage, fallen tree branches, cans or other debris shall be removed by the City or its agent, and the cost thereof, including any direct administrative costs, charged to the owner of such land at a standard rate which shall be just and equitable and which shall be determined by the Service Director.  On failure of the owner to pay the cost within thirty days after billing, the cost may be assessed against the land or a civil suit may be instituted at the discretion of the Director of Law.  Such assessment or civil suit shall be in addition to the penalty provided in Section 1101.99.
(Ord. 140-1995.  Passed 6-5-95.)
   (c)   The Service Director is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to advertise for bids and to enter into a contract(s) for the hiring of a contractor(s) to be used to cut grass and remove debris on private property pursuant to subsection (b) hereof for a one-year period commencing upon execution of the contract(s).  Such contract(s) shall be in accordance with specifications on file in the office of the Director.  Such contract(s) shall be entered into after advertising for not less than two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City and shall be awarded by the Board of Control to the lowest and best bidder.  The specifications on file in the office of the Director are hereby approved.  The contract shall be in a form approved by the Director of Law and shall be in conformance with such specifications.  It shall be executed by the Service Director.  Funds to pay for this expenditure are to be initially derived from the appropriate City fund and reimbursed to it by the owners involved.
(Ord. 198-1989.  Passed 9-18-89.)