[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Monroe 10-25-1968 (Ch. 42 of the 1968 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm, partnership or corporation owning or occupying any real property within the Village of Monroe, New York, shall permit the growth of any grass or weeds or any vegetation whatever not edible or planted for ornamental purposes to remain on such real property so as to exceed a height of 12 inches, create a fire hazard or to cause any unpleasant or noxious odors. Such vegetation shall be deemed detrimental to the health and welfare of the inhabitants of the Village and is hereby declared a nuisance.
The owner or occupant of any such real property shall remove all such vegetation which violates the provisions of § 189-1 of this chapter.
In addition to the penalties hereinafter imposed in this chapter, the Village Board of Trustees or the Village Building Inspector is hereby authorized to give notice by personal service or by United States Mail to the owner or occupant, either or both of a violation of this chapter. Such notice shall set forth the violations and direct compliance within five days from the date of such notice. If there is a failure of compliance within said period of time the Village may cause the removal of the violation, and the cost thereof, together with any additional penalty authorized by law, may be collected against the owner or occupants, or both, as a penalty under the provisions of this chapter and in any other manner provided by law. This right of the Village shall be in addition to the penalties prescribed by the provisions of this chapter for violations.
The following limitation shall apply with reference to the enforcement of this chapter: No such vegetation as hereinbefore defined shall come within the terms of this chapter except within a radius of 100 feet of a structure or building, and provided further that weeds or grass intermingled with growing cultivated crops shall not come within the provisions of this chapter until such time as said crop is harvested or should have been harvested.
Any violator of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $50 and the costs of suit. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense, and notice as provided for herein shall not be required to constitute a separate offense.
In addition to the penalties imposed herein, a violation of this chapter shall constitute disorderly conduct and any violator shall be a disorderly person.