Village of Balsam Lake, WI
Polk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Balsam Lake 11-5-1990 as §§ 11.04 and 11.10 of the 1990 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Nuisances — See Ch. 227.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 247.
No person owning property within the Village shall permit to grow or pollinate upon his premises any weeds or grasses which cause or produce hay fever in human beings, exhale unpleasant or noxious odors or conceal filthy deposits. In order to prevent such growth and pollination, every property owner shall mow or caused to be mowed upon his premises all grasses or weeds exceeding one foot in height.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The Weed Commissioner shall enforce this chapter, and if any person shall fail to comply herewith, the Commissioner shall, after five days' written notice to the owner, cause the premises to be mowed and report the cost thereof in writing to the Village Clerk-Treasurer. Such charge shall be entered on the tax roll as a special tax to be collected in the same manner as other taxes unless such lands are exempt from taxation.
Except as otherwise provided, any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the penalty provided by Chapter 1, § 1-4, of this Code. Each violation and each day a violation continues or occurs shall constitute a separate offense. This section shall not preclude the Village from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of this chapter.