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(A) Cutting of grass and weeds. No person occupying any platted premises or property and no person owning any unoccupied platted premises or property shall permit or maintain on any such premises any growth of weeds, grass or other rank vegetation to a greater height than 16 inches on the average, or any accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush. No such occupant or owner shall cause, suffer or allow poison ivy, ragweed or other noxious or harmful weed to extend upon, overhang or border any public place, or allow seed, pollen or other particles or emanation therefrom to be carried through the air into any public place.
(B) Duty of occupant or owner. It shall be the duty of the occupant of every platted premises or property and the owner of unoccupied platted premises or property within the city to cut and remove or destroy by lawful means all such weeds, grass or rank, noxious or harmful vegetation as often as may be necessary to comply with the provisions of division (A); provided, that the cutting, removing or destroying of the weeds, grass and vegetation at least once in every four weeks between May 15 and September 15 of each year shall be deemed in compliance with the requirements of this section.
(C) When city to do work. If the provisions of division (A) and (B) are not complied with, the City Manager or his or her duly authorized representative shall notify the occupant or owner of unoccupied platted premises or property to comply with the provisions of this section within a time to be specified in the notice, which notice shall be given by registered mail. The notice shall require compliance with divisions (A) and (B) within the time limited, five days after the notice, and if the notice is not complied with within the time limited, the City Manager shall cause the weeds, grass and other vegetation to be removed or destroyed and the actual cost of the cutting, removal or destruction, plus 20% for inspection and other additional cost in connection therewith, shall be collected as a special assessment against the premises. Levying or collection of the special assessment shall not relieve any person offending against this section from any penalty prescribed for violation of this code.
Penalty, see § 94.99