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Noxious Weeds Ordinance


Noxious Weeds - includes:

  • Canada Thistle (Circium Arvnse)
  • Dodders (Any Specials of Cuscuta)
  • Mustards (Charlock, Black Mustard, Indian Mustard, Speicies of Brassica or Sinapis)
  • Wild Carrot (Daucus Corata)
  • Bindweed (Convolvulus Arvensis)
  • Perennial Sowthistle (Sonchus Arvensis)
  • Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa Incana)
  • Ragweed (Ambrosia Elatior 1.)
  • Poison Ivy (Rhus Toxicodendron)
  • Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron Vernix)
  • Ox-Eyed Daisies
  • Goldenrod
  • Any other plant which is recognized as deleterious to the health, safety, or public welfare and recognized as a common nuisance.
  • All types and varieties of grass and weeds which exceed the eight of twelve (12) inches above the ground.


Prohibited Acts


A. It shall be unlawful for the owner, agent, or occupant of any lot or lots in any subdivision in the Township where buildings have been erected on fifty percent (50%) or more of the lots in such subdivision, or of any lot or lots facing a street in common usage in the Township to grow, or cause or permit to grow, any noxious weeds.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person to dump, place, pile, or otherwise deposit any noxious weeds, grass clippings, tree branches, brush, leaves, cut or dead plants of any nature on any vacant property without the written permission of the owner of said vacant land.

C. The presence of noxious weeds, grass over twelve (12) inches high, grass clippings, brush, tree branches, leaves, or cut or dead plants of any nature is hereby deemed to be detrimental to the public health, safety, and welfare and shall constitute a public nuisance.


Costs


The owner, agent, or occupant of any lot or lots on which the Township is compelled to cut and destroy noxious weeds, tall grass, or other items of a public nuisance shall be liable for all costs incurred by the Township in connection with such cutting and destruction.