Village of Kronenwetter, WI
Marathon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Kronenwetter 12-8-2015 by Ord. No. 15-09.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Nuisances — See Ch. 382.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 460.
Zoning — See Ch. 520.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 409, Property Maintenance, which comprised Art. I, Lawns and Natural Areas, adopted 12-27-2011 by Ord. No. 11-21.

§ 409-1 Definitions.

The terms used hereafter are defined as follows:
MANICURED LAWN
Grass cultivated to create a vegetated mat of leaf blades and roots which is used to turf unpaved lawn areas which are intended to be cut regularly to maintain an aesthetic appearance.
NATURAL AREA
Any land managed to preserve or restore native Wisconsin vegetation.
RUBBISH
Combustible and noncombustible waste material, including coal, paper, rags, cartons, boxes, rubber, leather, tree branches, yard trimmings, indoor furniture, metals, tin cans, glass, and other similar material. This definition will not include firewood that is stacked in a secure, orderly manner which is stable and reasonably resistant to collapse.

§ 409-2 Lawns and natural areas.

The Village understands that well-maintained properties are essential for maintaining property values and a vibrant community. As such the Village establishes the following regulations in regards to lawn maintenance:
A. 
Maintenance. It shall be the duty of the property owner to maintain areas of the lot or parcel cultivated with a manicured lawn to a height of no more than nine inches within all zoning districts except Agricultural and Residential (AR), Rural Residential 5 (RR-5), Rural Residential 2 (RR-2), and Parks and Recreation (PR). Trees, shrubs or other natural vegetation are not subject to this height standard.
[Amended 5-23-2017 by Ord. No. 17-15]
B. 
Lawn requirements. Manicured lawns shall be required to be maintained to the previously stated standard on properties one acre or less in all zoning districts except those stated above. A mixture of manicured lawn and natural area is allowable as long as the manicured lawn meets the standard as defined in Subsection A of this section, Maintenance, and is maintained to an acceptable appearance level, determined by the Zoning Administrator.
C. 
Establishment of lawn or natural area. Within one year of receiving an occupancy certificate the property owner shall establish a manicured lawn, natural area, or combination of both on the property.
D. 
Compliance. The Village, after investigation of a noncompliant property, will issue a notice of compliance. After a period of 10 calendar days from when the initial notice of compliance was sent via certified mail, the Village or an agent of the Village shall proceed to maintain the nonconforming lots or parcels under its own means. The Village or an agent of the Village assumes no liability for damage in the process of bringing the property into compliance. The cost unto the Village shall be charged as a special assessment or charge due against the property owner. If the property owner denies access to the property § 1-2, General penalty of the General Code of Ordinances shall apply.
E. 
Appeal. An appeal may be taken to the Zoning Administrator by any person aggrieved by the citing of noncompliance. Such an appeal shall be taken within 10 calendar days from when the initial notice of compliance was sent, by filing with the Zoning Administrator a notice of appeal specifying the grounds thereof.

§ 409-3 Accumulation of rubbish and garbage.

The Village understands that well-maintained properties are essential for maintaining property values and a vibrant community. As such the Village establishes the following regulations in regards to the accumulation of rubbish and garbage:
A. 
Maintenance. It shall be the duty of the property owner to maintain all exterior property and premises to be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage within all zoning districts except Agricultural and Residential (AR), Rural Residential 5 (RR-5), Rural Residential 2 (RR-2), and Parks and Recreation (PR).
[Amended 5-23-2017 by Ord. No. 17-15]
B. 
Compliance. The Village, after investigation of a noncompliant property, will issue a notice of compliance. After a period of 10 calendar days from when the initial notice of compliance was sent via certified mail, the Village or an agent of the Village shall issue a citation or proceed to maintain the nonconforming lots or parcels under its own means. The Village or an agent of the Village assumes no liability for damage in the process of bringing the property into compliance. The cost unto the Village shall be charged due against the property owner. If the property owner denies access to the property, § 1-2, General penalty, of the Code of the Village of Kronenwetter shall apply.
[Amended 5-23-2017 by Ord. No. 17-15]
C. 
Appeal. An appeal may be taken to the Zoning Administrator by any person aggrieved by the citing of noncompliance. Such an appeal shall be taken within 10 calendar days from when the initial notice of compliance was sent, by filing with the Zoning Administrator a notice of appeal specifying the grounds thereof.