Town of Bridgeville, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Bridgeville 9-12-1983 as Ord. No. 542A. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Housing standards — See Ch. 148.
Solid waste — See Ch. 200.
No owner of land shall permit the unregulated growth of vegetation, including but not limited to weeds, grass, hedges, bushes or shrubs, to be maintained on any property within the corporate limits of the Town of Bridgeville.
No weeds, grass or other ground cover vegetation shall exceed a height of eight inches at any time of the calendar year.
[Amended 11-8-2004 by Ord. No. A04-8]
A. 
No hedges, bushes, shrubs, trees or other vegetation shall be permitted to grow in such a manner as to inhibit the free passage of or present a danger to pedestrians on any street, alleyway, sidewalk or walkway.
B. 
No weeds, grass or other vegetation clippings, etc., shall be placed on any street, alleyway, passageway, sidewalk or walkway.
No hedges, bushes, shrubs, trees or other vegetation shall be permitted to grow in such a manner as to inhibit the visibility or the free passage of any motor vehicle on any street, alleyway or passageway.
No hedges, bushes, shrubs, trees or other vegetation shall be permitted to grow in such manner as to extend over the edge of any street, alleyway, walkways or passageway, except at a height which will not inhibit the free passage of pedestrians or normal motor vehicle traffic.
[Amended 11-8-2004 by Ord. No. A04-8; 6-13-2011 by Ord. No. A11-1; 2-11-2013 by Ord. No. A13-2]
Upon failure of the property owner to comply with § 90-2 through and including § 90-5 of this chapter, the Town shall issue written notice to said property owner ordering compliance. If said property owner does not remedy this violation within three days of receipt of notice, the Town of Bridgeville shall cause the violation to be corrected, and the cost thereof shall be billed to the property owner. The owner of any property located within the corporate limits of the Town of Bridgeville having in any calendar year received notice pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to have received notice for the remainder of that calendar year.
[Amended 4-9-2012 by Ord. No. A12-2; 2-11-2013 by Ord. No. A13-2]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall pay such fines as set out in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties.
[Added 5-13-2013 by Ord. No. 13-6]
This chapter shall not apply to the following lands:
A. 
Lands used primarily for agricultural products, including cultivation for sale of agricultural or forestry product; horticultural and floricultural activities, such as flowers, shrubs, and trees intended for ornamental or landscaping purposes; or
B. 
Undeveloped vacant property within a subdivision or residential planned community which is a portion of an approved phasing and landscaping plan that has yet to be developed by the improvement or the construction of a building, home or other structural improvement containing one or more acres and more than 25 feet from a public or private street, road or alley.