EXAMPLE OF OFFICIAL NOTICE
TO THE OWNERS AND/OR OCCUPANTS OF THIS PROPERTY
Location of violation: ________________________________________________________________________ in the City of Littleton, in the State of Colorado.
Notice is hereby given that there exists upon this property accumulations of noxious vegetation, weeds and/or rubbish which have not been removed and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of Section 7-4-3 of the City Code of Littleton. The items checked below describe the ordinance violations in part that have been observed on this property and/or the adjacent right-of-way.
¤ 7-4-3(A) Cutting of Weeds and Noxious Vegetation Control: It shall be unlawful for any owner of real property, to fail to cut or cause to be cut, all weeds and noxious vegetation grown to maturity or in excess of eight inches (8") in height.
WEEDS: Weeds, grass, or brush which has grown to maturity or is in excess of eight inches (8") in height and shall specifically include: common sunflower (helianthus centicularis), dandelion (leontodore tavaxacum), or other plant or offending vegetation which is regarded as a common nuisance. The above is not intended to be an exclusive list, but rather is intended to be indicative of those types of plants which are considered a detriment to public health and safety. Notwithstanding the above, "weeds" shall not be interpreted to include flower gardens, plots of shrubbery, vegetable gardens and small grain plots (wheat, barley, oats, rye, etc.).
¤ 7-4-3(B) Removal and Disposal of Rubbish: Every "owner" of real property, shall remove, or cause the removal of all accumulations of articles of rubbish from such real property and, pending such removal, shall place the same in a suitable container kept for that purpose. Upon such removal, the same shall be taken to some site authorized for the disposal of rubbish. It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any of the provisions of this subsection.
RUBBISH: All nonputrescible waste, both combustible and noncombustible, and includes, without limitation, ashes, cans, paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, yard clippings, leaves, branches, wood, waste building materials, glass, bedding, crockery, abandoned or unusable household furnishings, abandoned or unusable automotive or other mechanical parts or objects.
You are hereby directed to correct said violations within 5 days from the date this notice was posted. Please take the appropriate steps to bring your entire property into compliance.
PLEASE NOTE: Notice is further given that, unless the same are removed and disposed of within five (5) days from, the City of Littleton shall cause the same to be removed and disposed of, in which event the owners or occupants of this property shall be liable for all costs, expenses and penalties therefor as set forth in Title 7 of the City Code of Littleton. In the event that any owner of real property fails or neglects to comply with any notice given pursuant to the provisions of this chapter within the time specified in such notice, the city manager is hereby authorized to cause the cutting, removing and disposing of any noxious vegetation, weeds or rubbish to which such notice had reference and all costs incurred by the city therefor, including an administrative cost of fifteen percent (15%) of the direct costs, shall be charged against all such real property and all owners thereof in accordance with the provisions of sections 7-4-6 of this chapter. The undersigned has been authorized by the City to issue this notice to you. You have been identified as the person responsible for the above-mentioned violations(s), for the purpose of administrative or judicial proceedings. A copy of this notice has been mailed to the owner of record as per Arapahoe, Douglas, or Jefferson County Assessor’s Office.
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