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Whenever it is brought to the attention of the Noxious Weed Control Superintendent that noxious and/or nuisance weeds are, permitted to grow to the height of twenty-four (24) inches or more, the Noxious Weed Control Superintendent shall issue a written notice to the owner or owners of the property, instructing the owners to cut and destroy the noxious and/or nuisance weeds.

The notice shall specify:

That the noxious and/or nuisance weeds shall be cut by the owner or owners within a period of ten(10) days from the receipt of the notice.

In case the owner or owners fail to comply with the notice within the time specified, the Noxious Weed Control Superintendent, or an authorized agent of the County, shall arrange for the noxious and/or nuisance weeds to be cut and destroyed; and the owner shall be advised of costs incurred.

The cost of any such control shall be at the expense of the owner. In addition, the Noxious Weed Control Superintendent shall immediately cause to be filed in the Register of Deed's office notice of possible weed control assessments against such property upon which the control measures were used.

If unpaid after a period of 60 days, the Noxious Weed Control Superintendent shall report the unpaid costs to the County Board, who then shall certify to the County Treasurer the amount of such expense and such expense shall become a lien on the property upon which control was taken.

The County Treasurer shall add such expense to and it shall become a special assessment upon such land and shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes.

 



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