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(A) No owner or person in charge of real property shall allow noxious vegetation on the property. Noxious vegetation is declared a nuisance.
(B) For the purpose of this section, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
NOXIOUS VEGETATION. Includes, at any time between May 1 and November 1 of any year:
(a) Weeds more than ten inches high;
(b) Grass more than ten inches high;
(c) Poison oak and poison ivy;
(d) Blackberry bushes that extend into a public thoroughfare or across a property line; and/or
(e) Weeds, grass, or vegetation that is:
1. A health hazard;
2. A fire hazard; and/or
3. A traffic hazard which impairs the view of a public thoroughfare or otherwise makes use of the thoroughfare hazardous.
(C) Between January 1 and December 31 of any year, no owner or person in charge of real property may allow noxious vegetation to be on the property or in the right-of-way of a public thoroughfare abutting on the property. It shall be the duty of an owner or person in charge of property to cut down and haul away or to destroy grass, shrubbery, brush, bushes, weeds, or other noxious vegetation as often as needed to prevent them from becoming unsightly, from being a fire hazard, or in the case of weeds or other noxious vegetation, from maturing or from going to seed.
(D) Between April 15 and June 1 of each year, the City Recorder may post at various public places a copy of division (C) above as a notice to all owners and persons in charge of property of the duty to keep their property free of noxious vegetation.
(Ord. 01-2004, passed 9-8-2003; Ord. 02-2008, passed 4-14-2008; Ord. 01-2015, passed 7-28-2014) Penalty, see § 90.99