BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION
WEEDS AS NUISANCE
SECTION 1. “Any weeds
such as jimson, burdock, ragweed, thistle, cocklebur, or other weeds of a
like kind, found to be growing in any lot or tract of land in the city are
hereby declared to be a nuisance, and it shall be unlawful to permit any
such weeds to grow or remain in any such place.
“It shall be unlawful for anyone to permit any weeds, grass or
plants, other than trees, bushes, flowers, or other ornamental plants to
grow to a height which would be declared a health hazard to the inhabitants
of the City of Lynn by the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health
of the City of Lynn.
“It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of the Department of
Public Health to serve of cause to be served a notice upon the owner or
occupant of any premises on which weeds or plants are permitted to grow in
violation of the provisions of this ordinance and to demand the abatement of
the nuisance within ten days.
Abatement. If the person served does not abate the nuisance within 10
days, the City can abate the nuisance and charge the owner for the expense.
Lien. Charges for weed removal constitute a lien upon the premises.
City can file lien claim with Registry of Deeds in not paid within 60
Foreclosure of lien. “Property
subject to a lien for unpaid weed cutting charges shall be sold for
nonpayment of same and the proceeds of such sale shall be applied to pay the
charge after deducting costs, as in the case of statutory liens.
Such foreclosure shall be in equity in the name of the city.
The city attorney is hereby authorized and directed to institute such
proceedings, in the name of the city, in any court having jurisdiction over
the matter, against any property or which such bill has remained unpaid
sixty days after it has been rendered.”
FINE - $100 per day. Lien.