Town of Brentwood, MD
Prince George's County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Brentwood as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Rental property — See Ch. 50, Art. II.
Nuisances — See Ch. 170.
[Adopted 2-7-1972 as Sec. II of Ord. No. I of the Ordinances of the Town of Brentwood; amended in its entirety 5-15-1972 (Ch. 87 of the 1986 Code)]
[Amended 1-6-1986[1]]
It shall be the duty of the owner, occupant or any agent in charge of any land in the Town of Brentwood to remove from such land any weeds, briars, brush and grass thereon of 12 inches or more in height within seven days, Sundays and legal holidays excepted, after notice from the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Brentwood to do so. Upon failure to comply with such notice, it shall be the duty of the Mayor and Town Council to cause the removal; and the costs of such removal shall be a lien upon and shall be assessed by said Mayor and Town Council as a tax against the property on which the above-mentioned conditions and situations are located. Said tax so assessed shall bear interest at the rate and for the time as provided for taxes on real estate and shall be carried on the regular tax rolls of said Mayor and Town Council and be collected in the same manner as other real and personal property taxes are collected.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Whenever there are, upon any unoccupied land within the Town of Brentwood, any of the above-mentioned conditions and situations and no person can be found in the Town of Brentwood who either is or claims to be the owner thereof or who either represents or claims to represent such owner as aforesaid, the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Brentwood shall give notice, by publication once a week in one weekly newspaper published in Prince George's County, for four consecutive publications, requiring the removal. Said notice shall specify the land from which such conditions and situations are to be removed, the character of the work to be done and the time allowed for doing same.
If such conditions and situations are not removed within the time so specified, it shall be the duty of the Mayor and Town Council to cause the removal; and the costs of such removal, including the cost of advertising, shall be a lien upon and shall be assessed by said Mayor and Town Council as a tax against the property on which such conditions and situations are located. Said tax as assessed shall bear interest at the rate and for the time as provided for taxes on real estate and shall be carried on the regular tax rolls of said Mayor and Town Council and be collected in the same manner as other real and personal property taxes are collected.