May 20, 2014
NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS
YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO CUT OR OTHERWISE DESTROY ALL WEEDS AND GRASSES ON YOUR PROPERTY.
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 18, provides that all owners of property within the corporate limits of the City of Marshall, are required to eliminate all noxious weeds by cutting, or spraying, before the same shall bloom, or acquire mature seeds, or shall spread by roots, stocks, or other means.
Section 82-1 of the Marshall City Code further provides that it is unlawful for any owner, occupant or agent of any lot or parcel of land in the City, to allow any weeds or grass growing upon any such lot or parcel of land to grow to a greater height than eight (8) inches or to allow such weeds or grass to go to seed, unless said grass or seed is brome grass or alfalfa, which is cut, baled and removed from the premises according to normal farming practices. The Marshall City Code further provides if any such owner, occupancy or agent fails to comply with this height limitation and, after notice given by the City Clerk, has not within seven (7) days of such notice complied, the City shall cause such weeds or grass to be cut and the expenses thus incurred shall be a lien upon such real estate. The City Clerk shall certify to the County Auditor of Lyon County, a statement of the amount of the cost incurred by the City. Such amount, together with interest, shall be entered as a special assessment against such lot or parcel of land and be collected in the same manner as real estate taxes.
Every person found to be in violation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Dated: May 20, 2014
BY ORDER OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF MARSHALL, MINNESOTA