Removal required.
Removal by city.
Notice of lien.
Provisions supplemental.
12.16.010Removal required.

The owner of any property in the city is required to remove or destroy all trees, plants, shrubs or vegetation, or parts thereof, which overhang any sidewalk or street or which are growing thereon in such manner as to obstruct or impair the free and full use of the sidewalk or street by the public; and is further required to remove or destroy all grass, weeds, shrubs, bushes, trees or vegetation growing or which has grown and died upon property owned or occupied by him and which constitute a fire hazard or a menace to public health, safety or welfare.

(Ord. 476 § 1, 1951)


Proceedings for such removal or destruction shall be initiated by a resolution of the city council, adopted after not less than five days’ notice to the owner of the property, which shall describe the property involved and the hazardous condition, and require the owner to make such removal or destruction within ten days after notice is given to the owner of the adoption of the resolution.

(Ord. 476 § 2, 1951)


Any notice required by this chapter may be given to the owner by service upon him of the notice in writing in the manner provided by the laws of the state for service of summons and complaint in legal actions; and any person who has the care, custody, control or management of any premises or building or who has control of the renting thereof or the collection of rentals therefrom shall, for the purpose of this chapter, be deemed to be the agent of the owner of the premises, and the giving of all notices provided for to the agent shall be deemed due notice to the owner. If any such property or premises is vacant, then the notices may be given to the owner thereof by service as provided in this section, or by depositing in the United States post office the written notice in a sealed envelope with first class postage prepaid, addressed to the owner or his agent at the last known address of the owner or agent.

(Ord. 476 § 3, 1951)

12.16.040Removal by city.

If the removal or destruction is not made by the owner within the period of time provided therefor in the resolution after notice given as required by this chapter, the city shall forthwith cause the removal or destruction thereof, and in such event the cost to the city shall become a charge against the owner of the property, and shall become a lien against the property.

(Ord. 476 § 4, 1951)

12.16.050Notice of lien.

Notice of the lien authorized in this chapter shall as nearly as practicable be in substantially the same form, filed with the same officer within the same time and manner, and enforced and foreclosed as is provided by the law of the state for lien and labor and material.

(Ord. 476 § 5, 1951)

12.16.060Provisions supplemental.

The provisions of this chapter are supplemental and in addition to any other powers granted or held by the city on the same or a similar subject.