660.16  WEEDS AND GRASSES.
   (a)   Every owner, occupant or person in control of any lot or land within the Municipality shall cause to be cut and destroyed all Russian, Canadian or common thistle, wild lettuce, wild mustard, wild parsley, ragweed, ironweed and all other noxious weeds growing or being upon such lot or land and shall cut any other weeds or grasses to a height not to exceed six inches within two days of the receipt of notice as hereinafter provided.  The Service Director shall issue notice to the owner, occupant or person in control of any lot or land within the Municipality, upon which any of the aforementioned noxious weeds, or grasses or other weeds in excess of six inches, are growing or standing, to cut and/or destroy the weeds and/or grasses within two days.  The notice may be served by delivering it by one or more of the following procedures:
      (1)   Personally delivering it to the owner, occupant or person in control of the land,
      (2)   Delivering it or mailing it by regular or certified mail at the usual place of business or residence of the owner, occupant or person in control of the land,
      (3)   Posting it in a conspicuous place on the land involved.
   A separate offense shall be deemed to have occurred each day on which such weeds or grasses are allowed to stand longer than two days after the receipt of such notice.  Such weeds or grasses are hereby declared to be nuisances.
   (b)   If the nuisance is not abated within the required time, the Service Director shall cause its abatement and shall report the cost thereof to Council which may assess the same on the real estate on which the nuisance existed.  Such remedy shall be in addition to the penalty provided in subsection (c) hereof.
   (c)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree and shall be subject to the penalty provided in Section 698.02.
(Ord.  2006-35.  Passed 6-21-06.)