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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CITY. The City of Owatonna, Minnesota.
NATURAL WOODED LOT. An area where the land, trees and vegetation appear not to have been graded, landscaped, mowed or otherwise disturbed by human or mechanical means at any time. The Weed Inspector shall use reasonable judgment in determining what constitutes this type of lot based on the present appearance of the area and research as to the history of the area if such is available.
PERSON. One or more persons of either sex, natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, societies and all other entities of any kind capable of being sued.
WEEDS. All noxious weeds, as defined in Minn. Stat. §§ 18.77 and 21.72, as they may be amended from time to time, and all such useless and troublesome plants as are commonly known as WEEDS to the general public.
(1992 Code, § 1065:00) (Ord. 1212, passed 8-3-1999; Ord. 1331, passed 11-5-2003; Ord. 1459, passed 8-2-2010)