[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson 10-24-1966 by L.L. No. 3-1966. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 156.
The title of this chapter shall be "Removal of Health Hazards and Weeds."
[Amended 10-27-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997]
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for the owner or owners of any real property located within the corporate limits of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson to permit or maintain on any such property any growth of weeds, grass or uncultivated vegetation to a greater height than 10 inches on average, such as ragweed, poison ivy or other harmful or poisonous weed or plant, or to allow the accumulation on such property of rubbish, such as broken glass, empty cartons or boxes, cans, bottles or other discarded items of trash.
It shall be the duty of the owner or owners of any real property located within the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson to cut and remove any such weeds thereon, and to remove from such real property any accumulation of rubbish thereon.
In case the owner or owners of real property located within the corporate limits of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson shall fail to comply with §§ 97-2 and 97-3 of this chapter, the Village Clerk shall cause to be served upon such owner or owners by mail a written notice requiring such owner or owners to comply with the provisions of this chapter. If such owner or owners fails, neglects or refuses to so comply within 10 days after service of such notice, the Superintendent of Public Works shall cause the cutting and or removal of the offending weeds, brush, grass or rubbish. In any such case, the owner or owners of such real property shall pay to the Village all costs in connection with such cutting and or removal within 30 days after completion thereof. Upon failure of such owner or owners to pay such costs, the Superintendent of Public Works shall certify such costs to the Assessors of the Village, and thereupon such costs shall become a lien upon the real property involved and shall be added to and become a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such real property and shall bear interest at the same rate as and be collected and enforced in the same manner as taxes.
In the event that the owner or owners of the real property is or are nonresidents of the Village, a notice to so cut and or remove such brush, grass, rubbish or weeds mailed to such owner or owners at the last known address shall be sufficient notice thereof.