[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Morrisville 5-22-1958 as Article XX of the 1958 Code of Ordinances; amended in its entirety 12-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No owner, lessee, occupant or other persons having control of any premises within the Village shall permit or maintain on such premises or along the sidewalk, street or alley adjacent to the same any growth of weeds, grass, noxious brush or other noxious vegetation to a greater height than 10 inches.
[Amended 8-6-2009 by L.L. No. 5-2009; 8-1-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013]
In the event there is a violation of the foregoing provisions of § 58-1, the Village Clerk shall give notice to the property owner and occupants/tenants (if not owner occupied and the identity of the occupants/tenants is known to the Village) via both regular United States mail and by certified United States mail, return receipt requested, notifying the owner and/or occupants/tenants of said lands and lots that if they fail to comply with the provisions of this chapter within 10 days of the date of mailing of said notice by the Village, the Village Superintendent of Public Works, or such other person(s) to be designated by the Board of Trustees, shall cause such weeds, grass, brush or other vegetation on such lot or land to be cut and removed at the expense of the owner and/or occupants/tenants. In such event, in addition to such fines or penalties as may otherwise be imposed, the actual cost of such cutting and removal, as determined by the Superintendent of Public Works, plus an additional amount equal to 25% of such actual cost of cutting and removal for the costs for inspection(s) and other administrative costs in connection therewith shall be invoiced to the owner and/or occupants/tenants. The invoice for the total cost shall be mailed to the property owner identified in the most recent real property tax assessment roll at the address stated in said tax roll, and if such invoice remains unpaid more than 30 days after the date of same, the invoice amount shall be assessed and levied against the premises on the Village tax roll in accordance with § 5-518 of the Village Law and collected from the owner of the such property in the same manner as other general Village taxes.