§ 9.04.860. Weeds and vegetation prohibited.  


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  • A.

    Owners shall maintain properties as to prevent the growth of weeds and vegetation, other than those types of weeds and vegetation excepted under Section 9.04.870, under the following conditions:

    1.

    Any individual lot or tract of land smaller than three acres upon which weeds and vegetation exceed an average height greater than twelve inches.

    2.

    Any individual lot or tract of land three acres or greater upon which weeds and vegetation exceed an average height greater than twelve inches and are within one hundred fifty feet of the curb line of adjacent streets, and where no curb exists, to the edge of the street or road surface, or within one hundred fifty feet of any public or private property line.

    3.

    Regardless of lot size, any abutting parkways or alleys upon which weeds or vegetation exceed an average height greater than twelve inches.

    B.

    Any accumulation or growth of such weeds and vegetation on properties covered by this article, unless exempted under Section 9.04.870, is deemed to be deleterious to the public health, comfort and welfare and is declared to be a public nuisance, the prompt abatement of which is a public necessity. The abatement of said public nuisance shall not be conducted in a manner that exposes the site to wind or water erosion, including but not limited to leaving the site barren (without ground cover) or grading to avoid mowing.

    C.

    It is unlawful for any owner or person having the right of possession of any property within the city to cause or permit such public nuisance on the property or any abutting pathways or alleys.

(Ord. No. 17380, § 1, 8-24-2010; Ord. No. 17516, § 2, 3-29-2011)