Mayor & council approve noxious growth ordinance

The Mayor and City Council approved the amendment of Chapter 10 of the Code of Ordinances pertaining to weeds and noxious growth. This amended ordinance implements the imperativeness for tenants and renters to maintain their place and property avoiding noxious weeds and grass. This ordinance is enforced by the City of Mansfield Code Enforcement Department. The amended ordinance is below:

 ORDINANCE NO. 6 of 2013

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 10 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MANSFIELD PERTAINING TO WEEDS AND NOXIOUS GROWTH (TO INCLUDE GARBAGE AND TRASH) 

SECTION 1.

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and Alderman of the City of Mansfield, Louisiana, Chapter 10 of the Code 
of Ordinances of the City of Mansfield, Louisiana, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 10-71 Duty to abate.

(a) Every owner of real estate in the City of Mansfield is required to maintain his property,
including sidewalks abutting same, in a sanitary condition, including grass cutting, weed
abatement, and trash and garbage removal.
(b) No owner, tenant or occupant of any leased, occupied or unoccupied lot, place, property or
area shall permit any noxious weeds, grass, or deleterious, unhealthy or noxious growths over
12 inches in height to grow, stand or accumulate on a majority of any lot, place or area leased
or occupied by the person, or on any abutting sidewalk; nor shall such person allow a lot,
place or area of any abutting sidewalk to become a haven for rodents or other dangerous
animals.

Sec. 10-77. Conditions of Lien.

Any costs incurred by the City and assessed to the owner of the property, together with
all reasonable attorney fees and all costs incurred in the location of the owner, notification of the
owner, and the enforcement and collection of the amount secured by the lien shall bear interest at
the rate of legal interest as provided in R.S. 9:3500 and shall be computed from the date of
recordation of the lien until paid or enforced.

SECTION 2.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
The effective date of this Ordinance shall be September 15, 2013.