ANNUAL NOTICE ON THE REGULATIONS OF TALL GRASS/WEEDS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

 

Village of Antwerp Residents please note that Ordinance 2013-30 passed by Antwerp Village Council on July 15, 2017 pertaining to tall grass/weeds on private property inside the village corporation limits requires an annual notice to notify residents of the following:

During the months of April, May, June, July, August, September and October properties must keep noxious weeds and grass below 12 inches in height.  Upon written notification by the Village of Antwerp to the owner of such property where weeds/grass have exceeded this 12 inch height, owner shall have 5 days to remove or mow said property.  If the grass/weeds are not mowed, the Village will cause the lot to be mowed and shall bill the owners $50.00 per lot.  In the case where the lot is larger than one-half (1/2) acre the charge shall be $75.00 each time the lot is mowed by the Village of Antwerp.  If the charge is not paid, the cost of mowing shall be placed on the real property tax duplicate along with a $25.00 processing fee to each account certified to the County Auditor for collection.  Additionally, the penalty for violating this ordinance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.00, a term of imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months, or both.  A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation has occurred.

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