[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Wethersfield as Secs. 5-2-6 through 5-2-8 of the Code of 1972; amended in its entirety 12-6-2010. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Each year, every owner, lessor, lessee or other person in possession of land shall cut to a height of not more than eight inches all weeds and similar vegetation not planted as a crop to be harvested or for ornamental purposes.
Every owner, lessor, lessee or other person in possession of land shall keep it free from vegetation of any type which, in the opinion of the Health Director, is injurious to public health. Such vegetation shall be removed within 10 days of receipt of notice from the Health Director.
The violation of any of the provisions of this chapter may be punished by a fine not to exceed $100. Each day any such violation shall continue or each act in violation shall constitute a separate offense.
This chapter may be enforced by citations issued by designated municipal officers or employees. The citation hearing procedure established by Chapter 73 of Wethersfield Code shall be followed. Effective date: February 1, 2011.
Any violation of § 108-1 or § 108-2 shall constitute a nuisance which, at the Town's option, may be abated by the Town at the expense of the owner, lessor, lessee or any other person in possession or any one or more of them to whom the Town Manager or his representative has given not less than 10 days' written notice of intention to abate such nuisance. Such expense may be collected by the Town in a civil action against any one or more of the above-named persons responsible therefor.