Please let it be known, it shall be unlawful for the owner, agent or occupant of any lot, lots or parcel of property in the township, to cause, or permit to grow, on the lot, lots or any parcel of property, any noxious weeds. The presence of the weeds upon the lot, lots or parcels of property, is hereby deemed to be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare and shall constitute a public nuisance.
SEC. 95.06, (A) In the event the owner, agent or occupant of any lot, lots or any parcel of property to which this chapter applies, shall fail or refuse to comply with the provisions of § 95.05, then after ten-days’ notice to the person, firm or legal entity of the fact of a violation of § 95.05, by certified mail, return receipt requested, in substantially the form set forth in this chapter, then the Commissioner of Noxious Weeds of the township may cause any officer, inspector, agent or employees of the township to enter upon the lot, lots or parcel of property, and cut and destroy any and all noxious weeds located thereon. In the discretion of the Commissioner of Noxious Weeds, or any officer, inspector or employees of the township, he or she may authorize the destruction of the noxious weeds by and/or mechanical means, and all due care shall be taken to avoid unnecessary damage to any lot, lots or parcels of property. The owner, agent or occupant of the lot, lots or parcels of property, within the township shall be liable for all costs incurred by the township in connection with the cutting and destruction.
Further, the township may, in lieu of the notice required herein, publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the county during the month of March that weeds not cut by June 1 of that year will be cut by the township and the owner of the property charged with the cost under the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. 75-1, passed 3-3-1975)
Kochville Township Code Enforcement Department