Ordinance No. 511 Weeds

Posted: May 21, 2024 | Updated: May 21, 2024

ORDINANCE NO. 511

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE

CITY OF CRESCO, IOWA, BY AMENDING

PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO WEEDS

 

BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Cresco, Iowa, as follows:

 

SECTION 1.  SECTIONS MODIFED. Chapter 52 Section 03, 04, and 05 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cresco, Iowa, are modified and the following adopted in lieu thereof:

52.03 CITY ACTION.

If a property owner refuses or fails to cut grass longer than six inches and fails to cut or destroy weeds, vines, brush or other growth that constitutes a health, safety, or fire hazard the Public Works Director may cause said grass longer than six inches to be cut and cause said weeds, vines, brush or other growth to be cut or destroyed, and the cost and expenses thereof shall be assessed to the property owner after due notice is given. The amount of such assessment shall be certified to the County Treasurer, as provided by law, and the same shall be collected with and in the same manner as general property taxes.

52.04 DUTY OF ADJOINING PROPERTY OWNER.

The owner of the real estate adjoining a boulevard, being the portion of the right-of-way owned by the City lying between the edge of the public road or street to the edge of the real estate owned by the property owner, shall maintain the boulevard property. That is the adjoining property shall be responsible for cutting the grass longer than six inches and cutting or destroying the weeds, vines, brush, or other growth on the boulevard property. The Public Works Director may cause said grass longer than six inches to be cut and cause said weeds, vines, brush, or other growth to be cut or destroyed and the cost and expense thereof shall be assessed to the adjoining property owner after due notice is given. The amount of such assessment shall be certified to the County Treasurer, as provided by law, and the same shall be collected with and in the same manner as general property taxes.

52.05 NOTICE.

If the City determines that an owner or occupant is failing to maintain property as provided for above, the Public Works Director may direct that a notice be served on the owner or occupant directing said owner or occupant to cut or mow as required within a specified time. Notice may be served either personally or by mailing the notice to the last known address of the owner or occupant.

 

SECTION 2.  SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.  If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.

 

SECTION 3.  WHEN EFFECTIVE.  This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

 

 

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS _______ DAY OF _____________________, 2024.

 

_____________________________              ATTEST: _____________________________

Mayor Alexander Fortune                                                      City Clerk Nicole Hill

 

1st Reading (Summary)                           2nd Reading                          3rd Reading                             .

 

 

I certify that the foregoing summary was published as Ordinance No. 511 on the        day of __________, 2024.                                                              

 

 

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City Clerk Nicole Hill