Sec. 17-11.  Definitions; duty of enforcement.

 

(a)   As used in this article the term “weeds or noxious growths” shall mean any weeds or other rank growth or worthless vegetation which exceed twelve (12) inches in height and shall include, but not be limited to, bindweed (convolvulus arvensis), puncture vine (tribulus terrestris), leafy spurge (euphorbia esula), Canada thistle (cirsium arvense), preennial peppergrass (lepidium draba), Russian Knapweek (centaurea picris), Johnson grass (sorghum halepense), nodding or misk thistle, quack grass (agropyron repens), preennial sow thistle (sonchus arvensis), horse nettle (solanum carolinense), bull thistle (cirsium lanceolatum), buckthorn (rahmnus sp.) (tourn), hemp plant (cannabis sativa), and ragweed (ambrosiaceae).

 

(b)   As used in this article the term “litter” shall include, but not be limited to:

 

(1)       Trash, rubbish, refuse, garbage, paper, rags and ashes;

 

(2)       Wood plaster, cement, brick, or stone building rubble;

 

(3)       Grass, leaves and worthless vegetation;

 

(4)       Offal and dead animals; and

 

(5)       Any machine or machines, vehicle or vehicles, or parts of a machine or vehicle which have lost their identity, character, utility, or serviceability as such through deterioration, dismantling, or the ravages of time, are inoperative or unable to perform their intended functions, or are cast off, discarded, or thrown away or left as waste wreckage, or junk.

 

(c)   The fire chief or his or her designee shall enforce the provisions of this article. 

 

Source:  Ord. No. 3393, § 1, 4-21-86; Ord. No. 3859, § 17, 3-16-92; Ord. No. 3862, § 1, 4-20-92

State law reference--State regulation of weeds, R.R.S. 1943, 2-946.1 et seq.