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West Frankfort, Ill., Code tit. 8, § 8.08.060 (current through Nov. 8, 2017)
Brief Summary
This section generally declares "unmanaged vegetation" taller than 10 inches a nuisance subject to a penalty of a fine of three hundred dollars, but carves our some exceptions, including for "food plants grown in a tended and cultivated garden.".
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Creates an exemption.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow
State: Illinois
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: West Frankfort
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Unclear. Although not specifically labeled, "definitions," a definition of "unmanaged vegetation" is provided within this section. 8.08.060(b). Food plants grown in a tended and cultivated garden are specifically excluded from the definition. § 8.08.060(b).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Violators of the unmanaged vegetation nuisance provision at section 8.08.060 are subject to a penalty of a fine of three hundred dollars. § 8.08.060(A).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Section 8.08.060 (Unmanaged Vegetation Declared Nuisance - Penalty) is located in Title 8 (Health and Safety), Chapter 8.08 (Weeds). History: Ord. JS3-252 (1996).