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(a) It shall be unlawful for any person owning, possessing or having control over any lot, tract or parcel of land or any part of any lot, tract or parcel of land located within the corporate limits of the City to maintain or allow any growth of weeds exceeding the height of one foot or any growth of poisonous or noxious vegetation of any kind thereon; however, nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit the growth of agricultural products within the City.
(b) "Weeds" or "poisonous or noxious vegetation" as used herein shall include all vegetation growth which exhales unpleasant or noxious odors, pollen or are poisonous to human beings, and all high and rank vegetation growth that may conceal filth deposits, grow unsightly or create a fire hazard or nuisance.
(c) No person shall allow on the sidewalk abutting and in front of any lot of ground or any part of any lot of which he may have control, any growth of weeds or grass whatever.
(d) All weeds, when cut down, must be removed and disposed of in such a manner as not to create a nuisance.
(e) The owner, occupant or person having charge or management of any lot, tract or parcel of land situated within the corporate limits of the City, whether the same be improved or unimproved, vacant or occupied, shall within ten days after written notice to do so is served upon him by the Mayor, or other City official designated by Council to administer this article cut or destroy or cause to be cut or destroyed any weeds, poisonous or noxious vegetation upon such lot or parcel of land and prevent the same from blooming or going to seed thereon; or shall remove, cut and trim weeds and grass from the sidewalk abutting the lot, tract or parcel of land as the case may be.
(f) In the event the owner does not remove grass and weeds in accordance with the provisions of this article, then the Mayor is authorized and it shall be his duty to have enforced the provisions of this article. (10-17-95)
(g) Whenever it is necessary for the Mayor to have weeds, grass or poisonous or noxious vegetation removed in accordance with this section, then after work has been completed, the owner of such lot, or parcel of land shall be given an itemized statement of the costs incurred in removing the same, mailed to his last known address and in event the same is not paid within thirty days, then such claims shall be turned over to the City Attorney who shall proceed to collect the same by suit or otherwise. (7-19-11)