[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Pawtucket: Art. I, approved 6-11-1992 as Ch. No. 2264. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Upkeep of Vacant Land
[Approved 6-11-1992 as Ch. No. 2264]
Every person, firm or corporation within the boundaries of the City of Pawtucket who is an owner of vacant land, vacant lots or vacant fields shall keep such vacant land, vacant lots or vacant fields free of any shrubs or other debris under the control of said owner. Said owner shall also be required to see that grass, weeds or shrubs under his or her control shall not be allowed to grow over eight (8) inches so that the citizens and the general public of the City of Pawtucket shall be safe from any fires, vermin or debris.
The owner or occupant of any land upon which there is any poisonous ivy, Jamestown or Jimson weed or other poisonous or dangerous weed shall cause such ivy or weeds to be removed within five (5) days after receiving notice to do so from the Director of Planning and Redevelopment.
If the owner of any vacant land, lots or fields shall fail to keep the property in the condition required by §§ 132-1 and 132-3, the City of Pawtucket may have the necessary work accomplished and assess the costs thereof against the land.
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this Article shall upon adjudication be subject to a civil penalty of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.).