[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hudson 12-13-1973 by Ord. No. 10-1973 (Ch. 40 of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
- Includes one or more persons of either sex, natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies, societies and all other entities of any kind capable of being sued.
It shall be unlawful for any owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any occupied or unoccupied lot in the City of Hudson to permit or maintain on any such lot, or on or along the sidewalk, street or alley adjacent to the lot, or on any area between the property line and the curb, or for 10 feet outside the property line if there be no curb, any growth of weeds, grass or other vegetation to a greater height than six inches on the average. It shall also be unlawful for such person to permit any accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush; nor shall any person permit poison ivy, ragweed or other poisonous plants or plants detrimental to health to grow on any lot in such a manner that any part of such vegetation shall extend upon, overhang or border any public place. It shall further be unlawful for such person to allow seed, pollen or other poisonous particles or emanations therefrom to be carried through the air into any public place.
It shall be the duty of every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any lot to cut and remove, or cause to be cut and removed, all such weeds, grass and other vegetation as often as may be necessary to comply with the provisions of § 86-2 herein. It is expressly provided that between May 15 and September 15 in any year, cutting such weeds, grass and such vegetation at least once in every three weeks shall be deemed to be a compliance with this chapter. The cutting of ragweed and poison ivy, however, shall not be deemed to be a compliance with this chapter unless such cutting is sufficiently frequent to prevent leafing or pollination of the same, it being the intent of this chapter to eliminate and destroy the same.
The Commissioner of Public Works shall, after serving written notice of at least five days upon the owner at the address listed in the current tax roll, cause such weeds, grass and other vegetation to be cut and removed as provided in this chapter, and a report of the cost and expense of doing said work shall be submitted to the City Treasurer and such cost and expense shall then become a lien against the property where said work was performed; said lien shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable as follows: by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or by a fine not exceeding $250, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.