HAZARDOUS VEGETATION PROHIBITED
A. Hazardous Vegetation. Between June 1st and October 15th of any year, no owner or person in charge of property less than one acre in size shall permit hazardous vegetation to remain upon such property or upon right-of-way abutting such property. An owner or person in charge of property shall cut down, remove, or destroy hazardous vegetation as often as needed to prevent it from becoming unsightly, becoming a fire hazard, or maturing and going to seed. Hazardous vegetation includes:
2. Poison oak and poison ivy;
3. Blackberry bushes that extend across property lines or into the right-of-way;
4. Vegetation that, in the sole discretion of a city official, constitutes a health, fire, or traffic hazard.
B. Trees and Bushes. No owner or person in charge of property shall allow a dead, decaying, or hazardous tree to stand on such property if it poses a potential hazard to abutting property or rights-of-way or to persons on abutting property or rights-of-way. No owner or person in charge of property shall permit trees, bushes, or other vegetation to interfere with street or sidewalk traffic. An owner or person in charge of property shall have a duty to maintain compliance with this section and shall ensure that any trees or bushes are trimmed to a height of at least eight feet, if above a sidewalk, or at least 12 feet, if above a roadway.
C. Exception. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit an owner or person in charge of property from maintaining lawns with grass less than 10 inches in height, ornamental bushes, trees, or shrubs, or any agricultural crop, so long as the provisions of subsections (A) and (B) of this section are satisfied. [Ord. O5-19 § 1 (Exh. A), 2021.]