Ordinance 10.09
Weed Control (R68.10)

 

THE VILLAGE BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:

Section I.  NOXIOUS WEEDS AND RANK GROWTH PROHIBITED

No owner or occupant of any lot or parcel shall allow such property to become overgrown with any weeds or grass so as to constitute a public nuisance, as defined under Noxious Weeds, Ordinance 10.03.

Section II.  NOTIFICATION

Effective January 6, 1999 The Portage County Clerk shall annually, on or before May 15, voluntarily publish a Class 2 notice, under section 66.96, Wisconsin Statutes, that every person is required by law to destroy all noxious weeds and other rank growth of vegetation as defined under noxious weeds of this

Section III.  ENFORCEMENT

If a property owner fails to control the growth of such weeds or rank growth of vegetation on his property, the Clerk shall serve upon him notice as to this fact.  If such owner fails to abate this nuisance within 5 days after service of the notice, the Clerk shall take action to abate such public nuisance.

Section IV.  COSTS

If the Village causes a nuisance to be removed as provided in Section III above, the actual cost thereof, together with an administrative fee equal to 10% of the actual cost, shall be charged to the property owner.  If such charges are not paid by November 15 of the year in which they are billed, such charges, together with an additional administrative fee for collection equal to 10% of the total of such charges and fees, shall be extended on the next succeeding tax roll as a tax charged against the property affected and collected in the same manner as are other taxes, pursuant to 66.98, Wisconsin Statutes.

Section V.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as provided by law.

Passed and adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Park Ridge on this sixteenth of June, 2003.