“Grasses, weeds, and vegetation” shall include all growing or dormant grasses, weeds, and vegetation except the following, to-wit:

(a)   Trees,

(b)   Bushes and shrubs,

(c)   Crops,

(d)   Ornamental long-stemmed grasses, flowers, and vines.

(Ord. 329; Code 2017)

All owners, agents for owners, tenants, or occupants of any lots or tracts of land within the City of Satanta, Kansas, are hereby required to maintain all grasses, weeds, and vegetation growing on their lot by spraying, cutting, destroying or by other legal means, at a height of not to exceed 12 inches. All grasses, weeds, and vegetation in excess of 12 inches in height on lots and tracts of land within the City of Satanta, Kansas shall constitute a nuisance and shall be abated pursuant to the terms set out herein.

(Ord. 329; Code 2017)

Whenever grasses, weeds, and vegetation, as defined herein, are not maintained, as required herein, at a level not to exceed 12 inches in height, the City shall cause notice of the same to be served upon the owner, or agent for the owner or tenant, or by mailing said notice the last known address of the owner or agent of the owner or tenant by certified mail, that the said grass, weed, and vegetation nuisance should be removed and abated from said lot or tract of land within five days from the date of service of mailing. In the event the owner or agent of the owner or tenant shall fail to comply with the requirements of said notice within the stated period of time, then the governing body, through its appropriate law enforcement agency or City Superintendent, shall proceed to remove the grass, weed, and vegetation nuisance from said lot or tract of land by spraying, cutting, destroying, or any other legal means, and report the costs thereof to the City Clerk; and the costs of said spraying, cutting, destroying, or removal or abatement of the nuisance shall be assessed and charged against the water bill on the lot or parcel of ground on which the nuisance was located.

(Ord. 329; Code 2017)

Violation of the provision of this article shall be a class C misdemeanor and punishable by a sentence of not more than 30 days in jail and a fine of not more than $500.

(K.S.A. 12-1617f; Ord. 329; Code 2017)