Ordinance Regarding Weeds



No owner of any lot, place or area within Fire District No. 1 of the Town of Wallingford, or within one hundred fifty (150) feet of the dwelling of any adjoining property owner, shall permit on such lot, place or area, or upon any sidewalk abutting the same, any weeds or grass constituting deleterious, unhealthy growths, or other noxious matter, that may be growing, lying or located thereon. Violation of this chapter shall constitute a public nuisance.


(a)    All lots, places, or areas as set forth in Section 4301 of this Chapter shall be cut not later than August 1 of each year.

(b)     Not withstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section, the Health Officer is hereby authorized and empowered to notify, in writing, at any time, the owner of any lot, place, or area within the Town of Wallingford, or the agent of such owner, to cut, destroy and/or remove any such weeds or grass constituting deleterious, unhealthy or unsafe condition.  Such notice shall beby Registered Mailing, addressed to said owner, or agent of said owner, at his last known address.


Upon the failure, neglect, or refusal of any owner or agent to comply with the provisions of this Chapter, by the date specified in §4302(a) hereof or, within seven (7) days after receipt of the written notice provided for in such notice, in the event the same is returned to the Health Officer because of inability to make delivery thereof, provided the same was properly addressed to the last known address of such owner, or agent, the Health Officer is hereby authorized and empowered to pay for the cutting, destroying, and/or removal of such weeds or grass constituting deleterious, unhealthy growths or other noxious matter or to order the removal by the Town of Wallingford, and to assess any and all expenses so incurred by the said Town of Wallingford against such owner or agent, provided that expenses so assessed shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of §4107 of this revision.

Adopted 6/20/74

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