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Village of Sauk City, WI
Sauk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Sauk City as Ch. 8.02 of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 165.
Nuisances — See Ch. 224.
For the purposes of this chapter, the words set out in this section shall have the following meaning:
DESTROY
the complete killing of weeds or the killing of weed plants above the surface of the ground by cutting, at such time and in such manner as will effectually prevent such plants from maturing to the bloom or flower stage.
NOXIOUS WEEDS
Includes the following:
A. 
Canada thistle, leafy spurge, field bindweed (creeping Jenny), ragweed, bull thistle, burdock, cocklebur, pigweed, hemp, and any other such weeds as the governing body by ordinance or resolution declares to be noxious within its respective boundaries.
B. 
Tall grass exceeding an average of six inches in height, or vegetation providing safe harborage for rats, mice, snakes, and other vermin.
[Amended 6-29-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-2]
C. 
Noxious grasses, such as foxtail, redtop, orchard, timothy, and johnson.
Every person shall destroy all noxious weeds on all lands which he shall own, occupy, or control. The person having immediate charge of any public lands shall destroy all noxious weeds on such lands.
[Added 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
The Weed Commissioner or his designee shall inspect or cause to be inspected all premises within the Village to determine whether any noxious weeds, grass or brush as defined herein exists. If the Weed Commissioner or his designee determines that such noxious weeds, grass or brush does exist, he shall serve or cause to be served upon the owner of the property a written notice to destroy the noxious weeds, grass or brush within five days of the service of the notice. If the owner does not destroy the noxious weeds, grass or brush within the specified time, the Weed Commissioner shall cause the same to be destroyed. The entire cost of the work performed by the Village shall be chargeable to and assessed against the parcel or lot affected.