(A)   It shall be unlawful for the owner of any real estate in the City of Lawrence to maintain or to permit to grow any weeds or other rank vegetation upon such real estate.
   (B)   Weeds and rank vegetation shall herein be defined to include any uncontrolled or uncultivated growth of grasses, weeds or other vegetation that exceeds a height of eight inches measured from the ground. The Cooperative Extension Service at Purdue University shall be the referenced technical authority for the Department of Public Works with respect to noxious weeds, invasive plants and exempt vegetation, including shrubs, trees, cultivated plants and crops.
   (C)   This section does not apply to flowering or ornamental plants specifically planted for landscaping purposes, garden plants, agricultural crops, including hay and pasture, but only if it is suitable for feed, shrubs or trees.
   (D)   The Department of Public Works shall be responsible for the administration of this chapter.
(Am. Ord. 5, 2007, passed 6-4-2007; Am. Ord. 14, 2017, passed 10-2-2017)  Penalty, see § 3-3-3-2