§ 93.12  ABATEMENT OF NOXIOUS WEEDS.
   (A)   No owner, lessee, agent, or tenant in charge of any lands within the city, or adjacent to property owned by the city, shall permit noxious weeds to grow.
   (B)   The Safety and Service Director or his or her designee, or any police officer, shall, upon view or credible report, notify the owner, lessee, agent, or tenant in charge of any lands aforesaid to cut and destroy noxious weeds within five calendar days.
   (C)   Upon a failure to cut and destroy noxious weeds after notice, the Safety and Service Director, or his or her designee, shall employ such contractors as are necessary to cut and destroy said weeds and to collect such costs for labor and other costs and to collect the same as other taxes.
   (D)   Notice maybe accomplished by any means reasonably calculated to gain the attention of the responsible party, including, but not limited to: verbal warning, affixing notice to an exterior door, posting a letter, or publishing in a newspaper. Service of the notice is accomplished upon communication of the notice to any person of suitable age and discretion in the household of the owner, lessee, agent, or tenant in charge of any lands in question. Unclaimed mail or un-retrieved posted notices is evidence of constructive service and is valid service for all purposes.
   (E)   Noxious weeds include any random vegetation, not trees or shrubs, such as dandelions, ragweed, thistles, briars, or the like, and grasses or weeds exceeding ten inches in height from the soil or pavement upon which the growth is situated.
   (F)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(Ord. 2005-3, passed 6-6-05)