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VILLAGE OF SHIOCTON
RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 66.98 – Noxious weeds must be cut or sprayed and destroyed. Sec. 8-1-4.(b) Destruction of noxious weeds. The Village board finds that lawns, grasses and noxious weeds on nonagricultural lots or parcels of land, as classified under the Zoning Code, within the Village of Shiocton which exceed six (6) inches in length adversely affect the public health and safety of the public in that they tend to emit pollen and other discomforting bits of plants, constitute a fire hazard and a safety hazard in that debris can be hidden in the grass, interferes with the public convenience and adversely affects property values of other land within the Village. For that reason, any nonagricultural lawn, grass or weed on a lot of other parcel of land which exceeds six (6) inches in length is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.Sec. 8-1-6.(f)Abatement of Nuisance. If the Weed Commissioner shall determine with reasonable certainty that any public nuisance as defined in Subsection (b) above exists, the Village shall cut or cause to be cut all grass and weeds from the subject’s property and shall charge the expenses of so doing at a rate as established by ordinance. The charges shall be set forth in a statement to the Village Clerk/Treasurer who, in turn, shall mail the same to the owner, occupant or person in charge of the subject premises. If said statement is not paid in full within thirty (30) days thereafter, the Village Clerk/Treasurer shall enter the charges in the tax roll as a special tax against said lot or parcel of land, and the same shall be collected in all respects like other taxes upon real estate, or as provided under Wis. Stats. § 66.0907.
Posted May 13, 2021