High Grass & Weeds

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Sec. 14-3. - Weeds.

(a)

Definitions: For purposes of this section, the terms used herein shall have the following meanings:

Weeds shall mean vegetation, including grass, that because of its height is objectionable, unsightly or unsanitary, but excluding:

(1)

Shrubs, bushes, and trees,

(2)

Cultivated flowers, and

(3)

Cultivated crops.

Any word not defined herein shall be construed in the context used and by ordinary interpretation; not as a word of art.

 

(c)

A person, owner, tenant, agent or person responsible for any premises within the city, occupied or unoccupied, commits an offense if said person permits or allows weeds to grow on the premises to a greater height than twelve (12) inches. Said premises shall include, but not be limited to, the parkway between sidewalk and the curb; the right-of-way between any fence, wall or barrier and the curb or pavement if such exists or the center line of said right-of-way; or the area between a fence, wall or barrier and within any abutting drainage channel easement to the top of such channel closest to the property.

(d)

With respect to uncultivated agricultural properties, a person, owner, tenant, agent or person responsible for such property commits an offense if said person permits or allows weeds to grow to a greater height than twelve (12) inches within one hundred fifty (150) feet from any adjacent property under different ownership or any street right-of-way. However, on cultivated agricultural properties where the distance between the growing crop and abutting property under different ownership or street right-of-way is less than one hundred fifty (150) feet, the person, owner, tenant, agent or person responsible for such property commits an offense if said person permits or allows weeds to grow to a greater height than twelve (12) inches between such growing crop and such property or street right-of-way, so long as no traffic visibility obstruction will exist.