Brush, grass, weeds and debris — See Ch. 159.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 266.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 418.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 491.
§ 477-1Removal required.
§ 477-2Notice to remove grass, weeds and impediments.
§ 477-3Service of notice.
§ 477-4Removal by city; costs to be lien.
§ 477-5Violations and penalties.
The owner or tenant of lands bordering upon the public streets of the city shall remove or cause to be removed:
The notice provided for under § 477-1B shall:
Be prepared or caused to be prepared by the Director of Public Works over his signature and shall identify the lands abutting on the public streets and shall contain a short statement identifying such grass, weeds or other impediments which are directed to be removed.
Contain a statement that the owner of the land may be assessed the costs of the removal of the grass, weeds and other impediments if the owner neglects so to do within the time limited in said notice, and, in addition thereto, said owner or tenant of the land may be subject to the penalty provisions applicable to violations of this chapter.
Said notice may be served upon the owner, if he is a resident of the city, in person or by leaving the same at his house or place of residence with a member of his family above the age of 14 years.
In case any such owner shall not reside in the city, such notice may be served upon him personally or mailed to his last known post office address by registered or certified mail return receipt requested or it may be served upon the occupant of the property or upon the agent in charge thereof.
In case the owner of any such property is unknown or service cannot, for any reason, be made as above directed, notice thereof shall be published at least once in a newspaper circulating in the city, and a copy of said notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place upon said premises.
If the owner or tenant of lands bordering upon the public streets of the city shall neglect or refuse to remove all snow and ice or all grass, weeds and other impediments, as required by § 477-1, such snow, ice, grass, weeds and other impediments may be removed by the Department of Public Works.
After such removal, the Director of Public Works, as head of the Department of Public Works, shall certify the cost thereof to the governing body.
Upon receipt of the certificate, the governing body shall examine the same and, if found correct, shall cause such cost to be charged against the lands abutting as aforesaid. The amount so charged shall thereupon become a lien upon such lands and shall be added to and become part of the taxes next to be levied and assessed upon such lands. Said amount shall bear interest at the same rate and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any section thereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.
The penalty provided for in Subsection A of this section and the imposition thereof shall not constitute a bar to nor be deemed in substitution of the exercise of any right or power or remedy of the city provided for in this chapter or in any other provision of this Code applicable to the subject matter of this chapter.