Weeds or worthless vegetation should not grow higher than six inches above the ground.
Property owers are responsible for controlling weeds and worthless vegetation growing on their property and in the area from the property line to the center of the alley or street abutting the property.
An inspector must visit the property as a result of a complaint or their observation of overgrown weeds and worthless growth. If there are overgrown weeds, the owner is issued a notice requiring cutting and/or removal within five days.
If a weed notice is not complied with, the City will have the cutting and/or removal done in three days following the five day notice deadline. The owner will be billed for all costs associated with this cutting.
Any unpaid bills will become a lien on the property and a special assessment levied. These special assessments, plus interest, have to be paid within 60 days before the property can be sold by the City.