[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scotia 8-13-1969 as Ch. 8, Art. IV, of the 1969 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 11-9-2005 by L.L. No. 10-2005; 9-11-2013 by L.L. No. 6-2013]
It shall be unlawful for any person being the owner, agent, lessee or occupant having control of any occupied or unoccupied lot or land in the Village to maintain, permit or allow upon any such lot or land any uncut growth of grass, weeds or brush, or any noxious or poisonous plants to accumulate or grow to a height in excess of 10 inches. Shrubs shall be trimmed and shall be kept from becoming overgrown.
[Amended 10-14-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998; 11-9-2005 by L.L. No. 10-2005]
If such person shall fail or neglect to provide for the cutting and removal as provided in § 115-1, the Superintendent of Public Works, his designee or any Code Enforcement Officer of the Village shall give written notice to said person by personal service or by affixing the notice to the door of the offending property and by mailing the notice by first-class mail to the person to be served at his or her last known residence ordering such cutting and removal within five days after such notice is given.
[Amended 9-11-1996 by L.L. No. 11-1996; 9-11-2013 by L.L. No. 6-2013]
If, after due notice as set forth above, said person shall refuse, neglect or fail to comply with the order to cut and remove such growth, the Superintendent shall cause said grass, weeds, brush or shrubs to be cut and removed, and the cost thereof, plus an administrative fee equal to the greater of 15% of the cost of such work or $200, shall be assessed against the property by the Board of Trustees, which shall constitute a lien and charge on such land and may be assessed upon said land in the same manner as provided for the assessment of local improvements by § 4-414 of the Village Law.
[Added 10-13-1993 by L.L. No. 4-1993]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.