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2021 Weed Control Notice

Posted on Tuesday March 16, 2021
 
Please see attached County Resolution 2021-12.
 

DECATUR COUNTY
RESOLUTION 2021-   12   
WEED CONTROL NOTICE

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF DECATUR COUNTY, IOWA:

That pursuant to provisions of Chapter 317, Code of Iowa, it is hereby ordered

  1. That each owner and each person in the possession or control of any land shall cut, burn or otherwise destroy all noxious weeds thereon, as defined in this Chapter, at such times in each year and in such manner as shall prevent said weeds from blooming, bearing seeds, or coming to maturity, and shall keep said lands free from such growth of any other weeds.  Noxious weeds shall be cut, burned or otherwise destroyed on or before the following dates and as often thereafter as necessary to prevent seed production:

    Group 1: June 1 for Leafy Spurge; Marijuana Plants; Perennial Pepper-grass; Buckthorn (Rhamnus, not to include Rhamnus Frangula); Sour Dock Perennial, Smooth Dock Perennial and Sheep Sorrel Perennial.

    Group 2: June 1 for Canada Thistle; Russian Knapweed; Buckhorn; Perennial and Wild Mustard Annual.

    Group 3: June 15 for European Morning Glory or Field Bindweed; Palmer Amaranth; Wild Carrot Biennial, also known as Queen Anne’s Lace; Poison Hemlock and Multiflora Rose.

    Group 4: June 30 for Horse Nettle; Perennial Sow Thistle; Quackgrass; Butterprint Annual; Cocklebur; Bull Thistle; Wild Sunflower Annual; Teasel Biennial; Puncture Vine Annual; Shattercane Annual and all other species of thistles belonging in genera of Cirsium and Carduus.

  2. That each owner and each person in the possession or control of land including right of way in Decatur County infested with any noxious weeds listed above shall adopt a program of weed destruction described by the Weed Commissioner which in five years may be expected to destroy and will immediately keep under control such infestations of said noxious weeds.
  3. That if the owners or persons in possession or control of any land including right of way in Decatur County fail to comply with the foregoing orders, the Weed Commissioner shall cause this to be done and the expense of said work, including cost of serving notice and other costs, if any, to be assessed against the real estate.
  4. It will be the responsibility of each owner and each person in the possession or control of land to destroy said weeds in Decatur County Secondary Road Ditches.

BY ORDER OF THE DECATUR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND WEED COMMISSIONER NATHAN THARP 515/669-6908.

Motion by    Christensen   , seconded by   Bell    to adopt this resolution this    15th   day of    March          , 2021.

AYES:                                                            NAYS:

Dan Christensen                                              ______________________________

Robert Bell                                                      ______________________________

                                                                        ______________________________

ATTEST:

Stephanie R. Daughton           
County Auditor

 

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