§ 94.090  VEGETATION, GRASS, WEEDS, GROWTH IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES, UNMAINTAINED TREES DECLARED A NUISANCE.
   (A)   Growth in excess of 6 inches declared a nuisance. It shall be unlawful for any person, legal entity, business, railroad properties or organization to permit, suffer or allow any vegetation of any kind whatsoever to be, remain, or grow to a height above 6 inches from the ground on any improved or unimproved real property within the city. The term VEGETATION as used in this chapter, shall include, but not be limited to, grass and weeds. It shall be the duty of any person owning, leasing, occupying, or controlling this land to remove any growth that exceeds the height of 6 inches. Any growth in excess of 6 inches shall be declared a nuisance This provision does include and prohibits agricultural crops grown and growing within the first 30 feet of any lot, as measured from any curb line. This provision does not apply to flowers or cultivated plants provided that those flowers or cultivated plants are maintained, and not obstructing vehicular or pedestrian traffic, including by negatively impacting the visibility of any vehicular or pedestrian traffic. The enforcement and abatement of any nuisance under this section shall be pursuant to § 94.091 of the Hammond Municipal Code.
   (B)   Unmaintained trees declared a nuisance. It shall be unlawful for any person, legal entity, business, homeowners or organization to allow dead or dying trees, tree limbs, branches, stumps or parts of trees to remain on any improved or unimproved real property within the city if those trees, by virtue of their proximity to a public road, sidewalk, or dwelling or structure of another landowner, would cause damage or injury to any person, personal property, or another landowner’s real property if any portion of the tree should fall. Such trees, tree limbs, branches, stumps or parts of trees shall be declared a nuisance. The enforcement and abatement of any nuisance under this section shall be pursuant to § 94.091 of the Hammond Municipal Code.
   (C)   Penalty. Any property owner violating this section may also, in addition to any enforcement action under § 94.091, be fined pursuant to § 94.999 and each violation day shall constitute a separate offense.
(Prior Code, § 94.65)  (Ord. 4633, passed 8-25-1980; Am. Ord. 7657, passed 2-29-1993; Am. Ord. 8612, passed 10-26-2004; Am. Ord. 8718, passed 12-12-2005; Am. Ord. 9081, passed 9-27-2010; Am. Ord. 9453, passed 11-18-2019)  Penalty, see § 94.999