Annual Publication of Grass & Weeds Ordinance

April 25, 2019

 

52.03 CUTTING SPECIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE.

1. Every owner shall cut, mow, and maintain all grass, weeds, and brush upon the owner’s property and adjacent to the curb line or outer boundary of any street, which shall include the parking area abutting the owner’s property, to a uniform height as defined in Section 52.04.
 

2. Every owner shall cut, mow, and maintain grass, weeds, and brush adjacent to the curb line, including the parking area abutting the owner’s property, in such a manner so as to be in conformity with and at an even height with all other grass, weeds or brush growing on the remainder of the owner’s property.

 

52.04 UNIFORM HEIGHT SPECIFICATIONS. Grass, weeds, and brush shall be cut, mowed, and maintained so as not to exceed the following height specifications:

1.             Developed residential, business, and industrial areas — not to exceed eight inches (8”);

2.             Infill residential lots – not to exceed eight inches (8”);

3.             Undeveloped Residential Areas — not to exceed ten inches (10”).

4.             Agriculture Areas — not to exceed fifteen inches (15”).

 

52.06   ABATEMENT NOTICE AND PROCEDURE.  Annual publication of Chapter 52 of this Code in an official newspaper shall serve as notice to property owners.

1.Upon discovery of the first violation of this chapter per subdivided lot within a mowing year, a notice shall be given to the property owner. A reasonable time within which to complete the abatement, not to exceed five (5) calendar days; and after the reasonable time period for the initial violation has passed, the City shall abate the nuisance without further notice. Subsequent violations per subdivided lot in a mowing year shall not require notice prior to the City’s abatement of the nuisance.

 

52.07 MOWING IN THE STREET. No property owner shall cut, mow, or deposit in any fashion any grass, weeds, brush, or leaves upon a City street.  Property owners found to be in violation of this section shall be fined $30 for the first occurrence in a mowing year, and $60 for subsequent violations.owner shall cut, mow, and maintain grass, weeds, and brush adjacent to the curb line, including the parking area abutting the owner’s property, in such a manner so as to be in conformity with and at an even height with all other grass, weeds or brush growing on the remainder of the owner’s property.
52.04 UNIFORM HEIGHT SPECIFICATIONS. Grass, weeds, and brush shall be cut, mowed, and maintained so as not to exceed the following height specifications:
1. Developed Residential Areas — not to exceed six inches (6″).
2. Undeveloped Residential Areas — not to exceed eight inches (8″).
3. Business and Industrial Areas — not to exceed six inches (6″).
4. Agriculture Areas — not to exceed fifteen inches (15″).
CHAPTER 52 GRASS AND WEEDS
CODE OF ORDINANCES, CLARION, IOWA
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Grass, weeds and brush which are allowed to grow in excess of the above-specified limitations shall be deemed to be a violation of this chapter.y owner shall cut, mow, and maintain grass, weeds, and brush adjacent to the curb line, including the parking area abutting the owner’s property, in such a manner so as to be in conformity with and at an even height with all other grass, weeds or brush growing on the remainder of the owner’s property.
52.04 UNIFORM HEIGHT SPECIFICATIONS. Grass, weeds, and brush shall be cut, mowed, and maintained so as not to exceed the following height specifications:
1. Developed Residential Areas — not to exceed six inches (6″).
2. Undeveloped Residential Areas — not to exceed eight inches (8″).
3. Business and Industrial Areas — not to exceed six inches (6″).
4. Agriculture Areas — not to exceed fifteen inches (15″).
CHAPTER 52 GRASS AND WEEDS
CODE OF ORDINANCES, CLARION, IOWA
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Grass, weeds and brush which are allowed to grow in excess of the above-specified limitations shall be deemed to be a violation of this chapter.

 #############A complete copy of this Ordinance is available at City Hall#################

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