Chapter 15.65


15.65.010    Adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code.

15.65.020    IPMC Section 302.4 amended.

15.65.010 Adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code.

The 2018 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) published by the International Code Council excluding Chapter 1, “Scope and Administration,” is adopted by reference and shall be applicable within the city subject to the following amendments and deletions as set forth in this chapter. (Ord. 2021-622 § 2 (Exh. A)).

15.65.020 IPMC Section 302.4 amended.

IPMC Section 302.4 is amended to read as follows:

302.4 Weeds. Premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 12 inches. Noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens. Upon failure of the owner or agent having charge of a property to cut and destroy weeds after service of a notice of violation, they shall be subject to prosecution in accordance with NMC Section and as prescribed by the authority having jurisdiction. Upon failure to comply with the notice of violation, any duly authorized employee of the jurisdiction or contractor hired by the jurisdiction shall be authorized to enter upon the property in violation and cut and destroy the weeds growing thereon, and the costs of such removal shall be paid by the owner or agent responsible for the property.

(Ord. 2021-622 § 2 (Exh. A)).