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The growing of field crops on vacant lots and acreages within the corporate limits is hereby prohibited; provided, however, that the growing of field crops on vacant lots and acreages within the corporate limits may be permitted under the following conditions.
(A) The tenant or owner, whichever one is desiring to grow the crops, on the property shall first apply to the Municipal Clerk for a permit to grow crops, the crops to be specifically set forth in the permit.
(B) A public hearing be held before the Governing Body. The hearing to be held within ten days after the publication of the notice of public hearing once in a legal newspaper for the county, at which time written objections may be heard.
(C) If 51% of the resident owners or tenants of the surrounding property object in writing at the public hearing, then the permit shall be denied.
(D) If less than 51% of the resident owners or tenants of the surrounding property object, as set forth above, then the Governing Body shall grant the permit and the Municipal Clerk shall be instructed to issue the permit.
(E) The permit shall grant permission to grow only the crop specifically set forth in the permit.
(F) No permit shall be necessary to grow alfalfa or garden vegetables.
(1972 Code, § 6-338) (Ord. 483, passed 8-8-1972) Penalty, see § 130.99