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(A) Generally. It shall be the duty of the occupant, person in charge, or owner of any lot in the city to keep the lot free from noxious vegetation and to cut the noxious vegetation at the time as may be necessary to prevent its growth and to limit the height of other herbaceous growth as follows.
(1) It shall be the duty of the occupant, person in charge, or owner of any lot in the city that is developed or on a block that is comprised of 50% or more developed lots to keep the lot free from herbaceous growth taller than 6 inches.
(2) It shall be the duty of the occupant, person in charge, or owner of any other lot in the city to keep the lot free from herbaceous growth taller than 12 inches.
(3) Portions of property used specifically for agricultural purposes, including, but not limited to, flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and the growing of crops as well as property that is unable to be mowed due to topographical or wetland features shall be exempt from divisions (B)(1) and (B)(2) above. No property shall be exempt from the noxious vegetation prohibition above.
(C) Fees. Fees to be set by resolution, adopted by the City Council, will be charged for failure to comply with this section.
(1975 Code, § 15-64) (Am. Ord. 1155, passed 4-3-2006) Penalty, see § 90.99