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Code Enforcement Notice Weed Control

IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

 

DATE:  March 14, 2012

 

SUBJECT:  PUBLIC NOTICE: CITY OF BETTENDORF PROPERTY OWNERS

 

CONTACT:  Angie Rangel, Code Enforcement Office, 563-344-4537 or arangel@bettendorf.org

 

 

Sec 29-32.  Weeds to be destroyed.

All owners and persons in possession or control of any lands within the city shall:

 

(a)        Prevent the growth of noxious weeds from reaching maturity or blooming by cutting or destroying same.

 

(b)        Cut or destroy all grass, weeds, vines, brush or other growth when said growth exceeds ten (10) inches in height in all developed areas or within two hundred (200) feet of any developed area or urban street.  In other areas of the city, all weeds, vines, brush or other growth shall be cut or destroyed when said growth exceeds two (2) feet.  Natural areas, including but not limited to water ways or farmland, may exceed these established height limitations.

 

    (c)     Prevent any growth of grass, weeds, vines, brush or other plant material which constitutes a health, safety or fire hazard regardless of height.

            

Time for cutting grass, weeds and assessment of costs:

The above mentioned ordinance is in effect from May 1 to November 1 of each year.  If a property owner or person in possession of any lands in the City fails to destroy the grass, weeds, vines or brush as set out in this chapter, the Director of Community Development and his designee shall order the work done by private contractor(s), and the total cost and expenses of cutting or destroying the grass, weeds or growth shall be paid or assessed against the land as provided by law.  Minimum Charge - $75.00.

 

NO OTHER NOTICE WILL BE PROVIDED.

 

 

 

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