ARTICLE V. – LAWN AND GRASSES
Sec. 10-110. – Purpose.
The ordinance from which this article is derived is adopted due to the unique nature of the problems associated with lawns, grasses and noxious weeds being allowed to grow to excessive length in the village.
(Code 1989, § 8-1-6(a))
Sec. 10-111. – Public nuisance declared.
The village board finds that lawns, grasses and noxious weeds on non-agricultural lots or parcels of land within 200 feet of the center of a public right-of-way which exceed 12 inches in length adversely affect the public health and safety of the public and the village shall abate the same and the cost thereof shall be assessed to the property owner as a special charge.
(Code 1989, § 8-1-6(b))
Sec. 10-112. – Abatement by village.
The village shall cut or cause to be cut all grass and weeds from the subject’s property and shall charge the expenses of so doing at a rate as established by resolution of the village board. The charges shall be set forth in a statement to the village clerk/treasurer who, in turn, shall mail the same to the owner, occupant or person in charge of the subject premises. If said statement is not paid in full within 30 days thereafter, the village clerk/treasurer shall enter the charges in the tax roll as a special tax against said lot or parcel of land, and the same shall be collected in all respects like other taxes upon real estate, or as provided under Wis. Stats. § 66.0907(3)(f).