Chapter 197

[Amended 9/9/2004 by L.L. #1-2004]

§ 197-1. Title
§ 197-1. Weeds
§ 197-1. Penalties for offenses

§ 197-1. Title.
This chapter shall be known as the “Weeds, Grass and Objectionable Vegetation Law of the Village of Windsor.”

§ 197-2. Weeds. *
All premises and immediate exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 10 inches (254 mm). All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees, shrubs, cultivated flowers and gardens. Upon failure of the owner or agent having charge of a property to cut and destroy weeds within five days after service of a notice of violation, they shall be subject to prosecution in accordance with the Property Maintenance Code of the State of New York. Upon failure of the owner or owner’s agent to comply with the notice of violation, any duly authorized employee of the Village or contractor hired by the Village shall be authorized to enter upon the property in violation and cut and destroy the weeds growing thereon. The costs of such removal shall be paid by the owner or the owner’s agent. Such costs, if not paid within thirty (30) days, shall be a lien upon the premises and shall be levied against the property owner and added to the next occurring tax bill. If a re-levy is necessary, an additional charge of $25 will be assessed.*

*Amended 9/1/2009 – Local Law #2-2009

§ 197-3. Penalties for offenses.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article shall be liable to a penalty set forth in Appendix C to the Code of the Village of Windsor containing the list of Fines and Penalties for the Village or imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days, or both.