[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Koshkonong as Title 8, Ch. 1, of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board may make reasonable and general rules for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and for the prevention of the creation of health nuisances and the protection of the public health and welfare and may, where appropriate, require the issuance of licenses and permits. All such regulations shall have the same effect as ordinances, and any person violating any of such regulations and any lawful order of the Town Board shall be subject to the general penalty provided for in this Code.
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 8-1-2, Abatement of health nuisances, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-13-2019 by Ord. No. 1.
No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited in any public street or on any public ground or on any private property not his own any refuse, garbage, litter, waste material or liquid or any other objectionable material or liquid. When any such material is placed on the person's own private property, it shall be properly enclosed and covered so as to prevent the same from becoming a public nuisance.
Unless delegated to the county, the Town Clerk shall annually on or before May 15th publish as required by state law a notice that every person is required by law to destroy all noxious weeds on lands in the Town which he owns, occupies or controls. A joint notice with other towns or municipalities may be utilized.
If the owner or occupant shall neglect to destroy any weeds as required by such notice, then the Weed Commissioner of the Town shall give five days' written notice by mail to the owner or occupant of any lands upon which the weeds shall be growing to the effect that the said Weed Commissioner after the expiration of the five-day period will proceed to destroy or cause to be destroyed all such weeds growing upon said lands and that the cost thereof will be assessed as a tax upon the lands upon which such weeds are located under the provisions of § 66.0517, Wis. Stats. In case the owner or occupant shall further neglect to comply within such five-day notice, then the Weed Commissioner shall destroy such weeds or cause them to be destroyed in the manner deemed to be the most economical method and the expense thereof, including the cost of billing and other necessary administrative expenses, shall be charged against such lots and be collected as a special tax thereon.
Noxious weeds will include all prohibited noxious weeds as listed in Wis. Stats. and all members of the thistle family as listed in the book "Weeds of the North Central States" are prohibited in the Town of Koshkonong. This includes Bull, Canada, Flodman, Musk, Plumeless, Sow, Tall, Russian, and Scotch Thistle.
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 8-1-5, Regulation of length of lawn and grasses, Sec. 8-1-6, Rodent control, and Sec. 8-1-7, Composting, which immediately followed this section, were repealed 3-13-2019 by Ord. No. 1.