Grass & Weed Public Notice
This public notice hereby serves as a summary to Chapter 557 of the Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake Codified Ordinances.
Under Chapter 557, Section 1,
THE CUTTING OR REMOVAL OF WEEDS AND GRASS IS REQUIRED!
It is stated that no owner, occupant, lessee, agent or any other person having charge or management of any lot or parcel of land located within a residential, commercial, or industrial district, within five (5) days after receiving written notice to do so, shall fail to cut or destroy any noxious (capable of causing skin reactions upon contact or producing or aggravating hay fever, asthma, and allergic respiratory reactions or similar conditions in human beings) or poisonous weeds or vines growing upon any lot or parcel and to prevent the same from blooming, going to seed or exceeding a height of nine inches. It is also stated that weeds and vegetation such as, but not limited to, Russian, Canadian, or common thistle, wild lettuce, wild mustard, wild parsley, ragweed, milk-weed and ironweed, as well as other noxious weeds and grasses growing to a height in excess of nine (9”) inches on any property from the first day of May to the first day of November of each year are a PUBLIC NUISANCE!
Under Chapter 557, Section 2,
TREE TRIMMING; REMOVAL
It is stated that owners of trees, shrubs, and plants shall trim such as which overhang or extend over any part of a public sidewalk or street so as to maintain a clearance of eight (8) feet between the street or sidewalk level and the lowermost branches of such. You must provide a clear and unobstructed view of traffic from all directions at any street intersection. It is also stated that you must trim or remove EVERY dead, decayed, or broken tree, shrub, or plant, so that it shall not fall onto a public street or sidewalk.
Under Chapter 557, Section 6,
PROCEDURE WHEN OWNER FAILS TO COMPLY
Failure to comply will result in the cutting and removal being performed by the Village. Fees will be assessed to the owner at $150 per lot with a minimum charge of $250, plus a 20% administrative fee. In the event the Village is required to employ outside services for the work, the fee will be the actual cost of such contract, plus a 20% administrative fee.