Sec. 12-76. Declared a nuisance. Any weeds such as jimson, burdock, ragweed, thistle, cocklebur, poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak, or other weeds of a like kind found growing in any lot or tract of land in the village are hereby declared to be a nuisance. It shall be unlawful to permit any such weeds to grow or remain in any such place. (Ord. No. 93-5, § 2.1, 6-21-1993)
Sec. 12-77. Height. It shall be unlawful for anyone to permit any weeds, grass, or plants, other than trees, bushes, flowers, or other ornamental plants, to grow to a height exceeding eight inches in the public rights-of-way of the village and within 200 feet of the public rights-of-way. Any such plants or weeds exceeding such height are hereby declared to be a nuisance. (Ord. No. 93-5, § 2.2, 6-21-1993)
Sec. 12-78. Application of division to agricultural acreage. This division shall not apply to agricultural acreage which is actively engaged in the production of farm crops such as, but not limited to, corn, wheat, rye, beans, hay, alfalfa, and clover. (Ord. No. 93-5, § 2.3, 6-21-1993)
Sec. 12-79. Removal and special assessment. The village shall prior to June 1 of each year give notice to owners of property within the village of the weed prohibition of section 12-76 and the height restriction of section 12-77. The notice shall include the lien and assessment provisions of this ordinance. Notice shall be by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the village or by mailing to the property owner of record. This notice shall constitute the only notice to the property owner for purposes of abating the nuisance and of the special assessment. (Ord. No. 93-5, § 2.4, 6-21-1993; Ord. No. 2002-01, § 2A, 8-19-2002)
Sec. 12-80. Abatement. If a nuisance occurs as declared by this ordinance, the department of public works or persons contracted by the village for that purpose, may proceed to abate such nuisance, keeping an account of the expense of the abatement, and such expense shall be charged and paid by the property owner. (Ord. No. 93-5, § 2.5, 6-21-1993; Ord. No. 2002-01, § 2B, 8-19-2002
Sec. 12-81. Lien. Such charges shall immediately constitute a lien and tax upon the land upon which work was performed. Within ten days after receipt of such report, the village clerk shall forward a statement of the total charges assessed on each parcel of property to the owners, as shown by the most current assessment or tax roll. (Ord. No. 93-5, § 2.6, 6-21-1993)
Sec. 12-82. Due date of charges. The charges shall be payable within 30 days without additional cost. If the amount is not paid within 30 days of mailing, a penalty of ten percent shall be added, and the total amount of the assessment and penalty will be assessed upon the next village tax roll. (Ord. No. 93-5, § 2.7, 6-21-1993
Sec. 12-83. Tax rolls. On or before May 15 of each year, the village treasurer shall prepare a report of all parcels of property to be assessed, together with their respective assessments, to be placed upon the next village tax roll. When assessed upon the village tax roll, such assessments shall be collected and paid in all respects as provided for in the collection of village taxes. (Ord. No. 93-5, § 2.8, 6-21-1993)
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LeAnn Brewer
Village of Capac Clerk