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(A) For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DESTRUCTION ORDER. The notice served by the city executives, or Common Council in cases of appeal, on the property owner of the ordinance violation.
PROPERTY OWNER. The person occupying the property, the holder of legal title or a person having control over the property of another, such as a right-of-way, easement, license or lease.
WEEDS, GRASSES and RANK VEGETATION.
(1) Canada thistle, thistles, johnson grass, sorghum, alum [i.e., allium], bur cucumber, and shattercane.
(2) Rank vegetation is the uncontrolled, uncultivated growth of annuals and perennial plants.
(3) WEEDS do not include shrubs, trees, cultivated plants or crops.
(B) In no event shall cultivated plants or crops include plants which have been defined by state statute or administrative rule as being noxious or detrimental plants.
(C) The Indiana Cooperative Extension Service shall be the referenced technical authority for the city executives with respect to the definition of exempt matters, shrubs, trees, cultivated plants and crops.