Chapter 14C WEED ABATEMENT.
Sec. 14C-1-2. Maintenance standards.
(a) The required maintenance for improved and unimproved properties is
based on the size of the parcel as listed below. The owner, agent of owner
and/or occupant of any improved or unimproved lot or parcel of land within the
city shall mow and/or clear the weeds and dry grasses at the times and in
accordance with procedures contained in standards promulgated by the fire chief.
Copies of these standards shall be provided to affected property owners and
occupants following an annual community inspection conducted by the fire chief.
Alternative or additional clearing dates may be directed by the fire chief or an
authorized representative on parcels known to contain protected habitat.
Standards promulgated by the fire chief shall include, at a minimum, the
(b) Standards for improved parcels:
(1) All improved parcels
one half acre or smaller in size within the city shall be mowed and/or cleared
(2) All improved parcels larger than one half acre require
firebreaks of one hundred feet from any structure and thirty feet along the
perimeter of said parcel if adjacent to improved property.
(c) Standards for
(1) Vacant parcels four acres or smaller shall be
totally mowed and/or cleared so that combustible growth does not exceed four
inches in height.
(2) Vacant parcels larger than four acres require
firebreaks around the perimeter of said parcels
consisting of mowing and/or
clearing a distance of one hundred feet from the property line if adjacent to
improved areas or structures and a firebreak of ten feet from public or private
paved roadways or parking lots. (Ord. No. 1341, (part).)