(A)   Declared nuisance.  The presence of noxious weeds, rank vegetation or tall grass upon properties, as prohibited below, is hereby deemed detrimental to public health, safety and welfare and shall constitute a public nuisance.
   (B)   Growth on property.  The owner, occupant or responsible agent of any property, or the owner or responsible agent of any unoccupied or undeveloped property, shall not permit or maintain on the property growth of noxious weeds, tall grass or rank vegetation to a height greater than five inches or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush. An owner or occupant shall not cause, or permit noxious weeds, other poisonous plants, or plants detrimental to health, to grow on any improved property.
   (C)   Fences and alleyways. Fences, sidewalks, walkways, and alleyways adjacent to the property shall be kept free of weeds, trees, and other nuisance vegetation.
   (D)   Exempted. Exempted from the five-inch height limitation are reasonably maintained flower gardens, plots of shrubbery and vegetable gardens.
(Ord. 2008-5, passed 4-8-2008; Am. Ord. 2014-42, passed 6-10-2014)