Village of Allouez, WI
Brown County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Allouez as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fences — See Ch. 229.
Housing standards — See Ch. 253.
Nuisances — See Ch. 307.
Parking and storage — See Ch. 318.
Trees and shrubs — See Ch. 404.
Waste management — See Ch. 432..
[Adopted 4-21-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-03 (§§ 5.10 and 5.15 of the Village Code)]
[Amended 8-7-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-10]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DESTROY
The complete killing of weeds or the killing of weed plants above the surface of the ground by the use of chemicals, cutting, tillage, cropping system, or any or all of these in effective combination, at a time and in a manner as will effectually prevent the weed plants from maturing to the bloom and flower stage.
NOXIOUS WEEDS
See § 66.0407(1)(b), Wis. Stats.
VACANT
Land without a permanent structure, dwelling, or hard-surface parking area established upon it or land not in use, empty, void of development or unoccupied.
[Added 7-21-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-04]
A. 
A person owning, occupying or controlling land shall destroy all noxious weeds on the land. The persons having immediate charge of any public lands shall destroy all noxious weeds on such lands.
[Amended 8-7-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-10]
(1) 
To ensure that the invasive weeds are destroyed and the seeds not redistributed, the DNR's Endangered Resources and Waste Management Program asks property owners to separate and bag any invasive plants in clear bags and label the bags "Invasive plants - approved by WI DNR for landfilling." Groups removing invasive weeds from public properties like parks should make arrangements with their local public works office for collection and disposal.
B. 
If the owner fails to destroy such weeds, the Village of Allouez shall destroy or cause such weeds to be destroyed in the manner deemed to be the most economical. The cost of destroying the weeds shall be charged and assessed in the manner provided by § 66.0517, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 2-7-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-02]
A. 
To be controlled.
[Amended 2-7-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-02; 8-7-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-10; 7-21-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-04]
(1) 
The owner, occupant or person in control of any lot, with the exception of a lot in the wetlands, a vacant lot as described in Subsection A(2), or a lot being used for agricultural purposes, shall not allow, permit or maintain the growth of grass, hay, brambles, brush, reeds, rushes, cattails or any combination thereof, or any unsightly growth, to a height of over seven inches. Cut grass, hay, brambles, brush, reeds, rushes, cattails or any combination thereof, or any unsightly growth, is not permitted to be left to lie and shall be collected and properly disposed.
(2) 
A vacant lot over 1/2 acre in size or a lot with over 1/2 acre of contiguous open space shall not allow, permit or maintain the growth of the first 20 feet of grass, hay, brambles, brush, reeds, rushes, cattails or any combination thereof, or any unsightly growth, from the property line to a height of over seven inches. Cut grass, hay, brambles, brush, reeds, rushes, cattails or any combination thereof, or any unsightly growth, is not permitted to be left to lie and shall be collected and properly disposed.
(3) 
The Village of Allouez shall cut down or cause to be cut down all such growths as described in Subsection A(1) above and shall charge the cost thereof in the manner provided by § 66.0627, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Declared a public nuisance. The permitting of such growth as enumerated in Subsection A(1) above, by blighting residential areas, permitting breeding areas for obnoxious insects and concealing vermin and filthy deposits, is declared to be a public nuisance.
[Amended 2-7-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-02]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this article, upon conviction, shall forfeit not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 and pay the costs of prosecution, or, in the event of failure to pay such forfeiture and costs within the time set by the court, any such person shall be committed to the Brown County jail until such forfeiture and costs are paid, but every such commitment shall be for a definite term which shall not exceed 90 days. Each act of violation shall constitute a separate offense.