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File #: O-2018-0025    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/5/2018 In control: Safety & Development Committee
On agenda: 6/5/2018 Final action: 6/5/2018
Title: Ordinance to repeal and recreate subsection 13.28(10)(b) of the City of West Allis Revised Municipal Code, Chapter 13, Building Code relative to Property Maintenance of Lawn Areas.
Sponsors: Daniel J. Roadt
Attachments: 1. O-2018-0025 signed, 2. AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION - O-2018-0025

Title

Ordinance to repeal and recreate subsection 13.28(10)(b) of the City of West Allis Revised Municipal Code, Chapter 13, Building Code relative to Property Maintenance of Lawn Areas.

Body

The Common Council of the City of West Allis do ordain as follows:

PART I.  Subsection 13.28 (10) (b) of the City of West Allis Revised Municipal Code is hereby repealed and recreated to read as follows:

13.28 Property Maintenance Code.

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(10) Outdoor Areas to be maintained. Outdoor areas shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and shall not be permitted to be a blighting influence to the surrounding properties, the neighborhood or the City in general.

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(b) Lawn Areas

                     1.  Grass shall not exceed six (6) inches in height.

2.  Noxious weeds are not permitted and shall be destroyed, as provided in sec. 66.0407 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

3.  Lawn areas shall be graded properly to allow for maintenance. This section shall include any damaged or unimproved areas, whether caused by people, vehicles, or naturally, which creates a condition that allows for eroded dust, soil, dirt, or mud from the property to become deposited on adjacent private or public property.

4. If the property owner fails or refuses to maintain lawn areas as provided in this subsection, the Director of Building Inspection and Neighborhood Services or their designated agent is authorized to perform the required maintenance after providing written notice to the property owner and/or posting notice on the property at least three business days prior to performing the maintenance. The cost of such maintenance shall be charged against the owner of the property as provided in sec. 66.0627 and 66.0703 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

PART II.  All ordinances or parts of ordinances contravening the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

PART III.  This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.