It is unlawful for the owner, occupant or agent of the owner of any lot or parcel of land within the City to allow grass and weeds to exceed a height of five (5) inches, measured from the base at ground level to the tip of each stalk, stem, blade or leaf, to grow upon his or her land. Grass and weeds taller than five (5) inches shall be considered a nuisance.
If such owner, occupant or agent fails to comply with said height limitation, notice of the violation shall be given to him or her from a City officer or employee. The notice shall state that the owner or occupant has three (3) days to abate the nuisance or the City will cut the grass or weeds at the expense of the owner. The notice shall also state that the owner has a right to appeal the order to abate the nuisance within three (3) days. If the nuisance has not been abated within three (3) days of such notice, and no appeal of the order has been made, the City shall cause such grass and weeds to be cut and the expense thereof shall be billed to the property owner due upon receipt of the bill. In the event of non-payment by the property owner, the amount due after September 1 of each year, plus interest, shall be certified by the Council to the County Auditor for collection as a special assessment against the affected property.