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(a) No person owning, having charge of or being in possession of land within the village shall fail to keep the adjacent right-of-way between his or her property and the curb, or edge of street or alley where there is no curb, free from all weeds.
(1) Noxious Weeds Defined. Includes poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and any additional noxious weeds included in the Ohio Administrative Code’s list of prohibited noxious weeds and/or the Ohio noxious weed list maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.
(2) Plant Growth Defined. Includes all grasses, annual plants, and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs. This term does not include cultivated flowers and gardens. Natural plantings of native wild plants and accepted cultivars of wild plants are a recognized type of landscaping. These areas must be tended, cultivated in a manner consistent with natural plantings, and confined to a definite area.
(b) No person owning, having charge of or being in possession of land within this village shall fail to keep tended the adjacent right-of-way between such property and the curb, or edge of the street or alley where there is no curb, by allowing grass and weeds to grow to a height in excess of 6" or to mature their seeds thereon pursuant to § 665.01.
(c) The Mayor/Village Administrator or his/her designee is hereby granted authority to notify the property owner in writing who is in violation of division (a) or (b) of this section to cut such weeds or grass and if such weeds or grass have not been cut within five calendar days of the date of mailing such notice the Mayor/Village Administrator or his/her designee may cause the weeds to be removed. The notification shall include a statement that the village or designated contractor will complete the work requested after the fifth day, the cost of which shall be assessed to the property owner as outlined in §§ 665.07 and 665.08.
(d) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. Each calendar day that a violation of this section is repeated or continued shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 12-2017, passed 10-23-2017)