City of Roseville, MI
Macomb County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Roseville 2-28-1984 by Ord. No. 895 as Ch. 364 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CHARTER REFERENCES
General powers — See Ch. 3, Sec. 3.1.
Department of Public Works — See Ch. 7, Sec. 7.11.
GENERAL REFERENCES
Department of Public Works — See Ch. 49.
Burning of weeds — See Ch. 94.
Nuisances — See Ch. 203.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 225.
Residential refuse collection — See Ch. 285, Art. I.

§ 364-1 Destruction of noxious weeds.

A. 
"Noxious weeds" means any weed or plant which is detrimental to other desirable plants, crops or land or other property or which is injurious to the public health or the economy.
B. 
It shall be the duty of both the owner and occupant of any land situated in the City of Roseville to keep the same free of all noxious weeds and to destroy the same before they reach seed-bearing stages and to prevent such weeds from perpetuating themselves. It shall also be the duty of both the owner and occupant of any land situated in the City of Roseville to cut all grass and nonnoxious weeds higher than six inches in height and to control the growth of all shrubs, hedges, bushes, plants and trees by proper trimming, shearing or cutting of all uncontrolled growth of the same on the property the person owns or controls. Vacant property shall be kept free of dense, wild growth of trees, shrubs, bushes, plants and debris. Trees on vacant property shall be kept trimmed, where reasonable, to maintain a clearance of at least eight feet from the ground to the lowest limbs thereof.
[Amended 2-26-1991 by Ord. No. 1007; 7-27-1999 by Ord. No. 1125; 3-12-2013 by Ord. No. 1258]

§ 364-2 Failure to comply; removal by City.

[Amended 2-26-1991 by Ord. No. 1007; 3-12-2013 by Ord. No. 1258]
Should the owner or occupant of any premises situated in the City of Roseville fail to comply with § 364-1 of this chapter after notice as hereinafter provided, the Department of Public Works or a designated contractor may enter upon such premises and destroy any and all noxious weeds, cut any grass or nonnoxious weeds higher than six inches in height, trim the uncontrolled growth of any shrub, hedge, bush, plant or tree and remove such waste along with any other accumulated debris on such property. Any costs incurred therewith shall be a lien upon the premises and, if not paid within 45 days of the billing date, shall be added on the next tax statement for said premises.

§ 364-3 Publication of notice.

[Amended 2-26-1991 by Ord. No. 1007]
A. 
On or before the first day of April of each year, the City Clerk shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the City a notice to all owners and occupants of land that:
[Amended 7-27-1999 by Ord. No. 1125; 3-11-2008 by Ord. No. 1212; 3-12-2013 by Ord. No. 1258]
(1) 
All noxious weeds on any property located within the City must be destroyed on or before the 15th day of April and for the remainder of any such year.
(2) 
At all times all grass and nonnoxious weeds higher than six inches in height must be cut.
(3) 
The uncontrolled growth of all shrubs, hedges, bushes, plants and trees must be trimmed, sheared or cut.
(4) 
At all times vacant property shall be kept free of dense, wild growth of trees, shrubs, bushes, plants and debris.
(5) 
At all times trees on vacant property shall be kept trimmed, where reasonable, to maintain a clearance of at least eight feet from the ground to the lowest limbs thereof.
B. 
Such notice shall further provide that upon failure to comply with any of the aforesaid provisions the Department of Public Works or a designated contractor may enter upon such premises as many times as is necessary and destroy any and all noxious weeds, cut any grass or nonnoxious weeds higher than six inches in height, trim the uncontrolled growth of any shrub, hedge, bush, plant or tree and remove such waste along with any other accumulated debris on such property.
[Amended 3-12-2013 by Ord. No. 1258]
C. 
Such notice shall further provide that any costs incurred by said Department of Public Works or a designated contractor shall be a lien upon the premises and shall be assessed against the premises and, if not paid within 45 days of billing, shall be added on the next tax statement for said premises; provided, however, that such notice gives the owners or occupants of premises situated within the City 30 days from such publication to comply with the provisions of this chapter.

§ 364-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-27-1999 by Ord. No. 1125]
In addition to any others which may be provided, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I.