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Policy 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."

Background Information

State Illinois
Jurisdiction Name West Frankfort
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Creates an exemption
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
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).

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
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).

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra 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).