(A)   NOXIOUS WEEDS shall mean and include any and all grass, weeds, and wild plants exceeding eight inches in height.
   (B)   Russian, Canadian, or common thistle, wild lettuce, wild mustard, wild parsley, ragweed, milkweed, and all other noxious weeds growing or being upon any lot or lands within the City of Piqua are hereby declared a public nuisance.
   (C)   The owner of any vacant lot, common or other unoccupied or occupied property within the corporate limits of the city is hereby required to cause such lot or land to be kept free from noxious weeds by cutting them and removing them. All grass, vegetation, flowers, and other plant material shall be properly maintained and not evidence signs of neglect or contribute to a blighting influence on the neighborhood.
   (D)   City Commission shall, annually, cause a notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the city, stating that overgrown vegetation and noxious weeds are growing on lands within the limits of the city. Such notice shall not be required to describe the lands or to specify the name of the owner of such property. However, such notice shall constitute notice to any owner, lessee, agent or tenant having charge of any land upon which overgrown vegetation and/or noxious weeds are grown that the same must be cut and destroyed within five calendar days after such publication. Such notice shall further specify that such overgrown vegetation and/or weeds shall be cut immediately every subsequent time the height exceeds eight inches thereafter without further notice or publication in order to prevent spreading or maturing of weeds. Such notice shall be published one time per year in order to constitute notice hereunder.
(‘97 Code, § 92.16) (Ord. C-734, passed 8-4-52; Am. Ord. 8-06, passed 5-1-06; Am. Ord. 29-07, passed 12-17-07; Am. Ord. 2-22, passed 4-5-22) Penalty, see § 91.99