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(A) No person, firm or corporation owning or occupying any property within the town shall permit any grass or weeds or any vegetation whatsoever, not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain upon the premises so as to exceed an unsightly height or to throw off any unpleasant or noxious odor or to conceal any filth deposit or vermin. Any grass, weeds or other vegetation growing upon the premises in the town in violation of any of the provisions of this section is hereby declared to be a nuisance and detrimental to the health, safety, cleanliness and comfort of the inhabitants of the town.
(B) The owner of the premises, as to vacant premises or premises occupied by the owner, and the occupant thereof, in case of premise occupied by other than the owner thereof, shall remove, trim or cut all grass, weeds or other vegetation growing or remaining upon the premises, and shall remove any and all accumulation of trash or waste material remaining upon the premises.
(C) The public officer is hereby authorized to give notice, by registered mail, return receipt requested to the owner or occupant, as the case may be, of any premises where grass, weeds, vegetation, trash and waste material have accumulated, directing and requiring the occupant to trim or cut the grass, weeds or vegetation, and remove the trash and waste material, within 14 days after the issuance of the notice.
(D) If the owner fails to comply with the aforesaid order to abate the nuisance, the public officer will issue a citation which will state the date and time in which the owner will be required to appear in municipal court for adjudication of the complaint.
(Ord. 4152014-B, passed 5-20-2014)