Fire prevention — See Ch. 60.
§ 45-1Unlawful acts.
§ 45-3Notice to be provided.
§ 45-5Sufficiency of notice.
§ 45-6Penalties for offenses.
It shall be unlawful and illegal for any person, firm, association or corporation owning any land within the Village of Woodridge to maintain or allow to exist on said land any accumulation of brush, grass, rubbish or weeds so as to constitute a fire and/or health hazard.
The Village of Woodridge, by any police officer employed by it or any person designated by the Village Board, shall examine or be caused to be examined every parcel of land within the Village of Woodridge reported to have an excessive accumulation of brush, grass, rubbish or weeds so as to constitute a fire and/or health hazard.
Whenever said officer or person shall find any parcel of land in such condition so as it constitutes a fire and/or health hazard, he shall give to the owner, agent or person in control of such parcel of land written notice stating the fire and/or health hazards thereon. This notice shall require the owner within a stated time to cut, trim or remove brush, grass, rubbish or weeds so as to remove any and all fire and/or health hazards.
In the event that the owner, agent or person in control of any land within the Village of Woodridge deemed to contain a fire and/or health hazard, as defined within § 45-1, cannot be found within the stated time limit or if such owner, agent or person in control shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with the notice to remove any and all fire and/or health hazards upon his premises, the Village Board of the Village of Woodridge shall have the power and authority to have any person, firm or corporation employed by it or its agents or employees enter in and upon the premises of such owner and cause such brush, grass, rubbish, weeds or other materials to be cut, trimmed or removed, and the total cost thereof may be assessed upon the real property on which such brush, grass, rubbish or weeds are found and shall constitute a lien and charge on the real property on which it is levied until paid or otherwise satisfied or discharged and shall be collected by the Village Treasurer in the manner provided by law for the collection of delinquent taxes.
Notice to an owner of land to so cut, trim or remove such brush, grass, rubbish, weeds or other materials shall be deemed sufficient if made to such owner in person or if mailed to such owner addressed to his last known address, whether such owner be a resident of the Village of Woodridge or a nonresident.
Any offense committed against this chapter is hereby declared to be a violation, punishable by a maximum fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or by imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days, or both.