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RESOLUTION 2015 -065 <br />RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL <br />OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />DECLARING HAZARDOUS VEGETATION (WEEDS) A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND <br />PROVIDING FOR THEIR ABATEMENT <br />WHEREAS, Section 39501 and Section 39502 of the Government Code of the State of <br />California authorize the Town of Los Gatos to prescribe a procedure for compelling the owner, <br />lessees or occupant of buildings, grounds, or lots to remove hazardous vegetation (weeds) from <br />such buildings or grounds and adjacent sidewalks, and, upon his failure to do so, to remove such <br />hazardous vegetation (weeds) at his expense, making the cost thereof a lien upon such property; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos, by ordinance, has adopted such a procedure, <br />codified in Chapter 11, Article 2, Sections 11.20.0 10 through 11.20.045 of the Los Gatos Town <br />Code. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town Council of the Town of Los <br />Gatos, County of Santa Clara, State of California, that the Town Council hereby finds that <br />hazardous vegetation "weeds," as that term is defined in Section 11.20.010, are growing upon <br />and adjacent to private property within the Town of Los Gatos, and declares that all hazardous <br />vegetation (weeds) growing upon any private property or properties, and in any sidewalk street, <br />or alley within the Town of Los Gatos are a public nuisance and should be abated. <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that unless such nuisance be abated by the destruction <br />or removal of such hazardous vegetation (weeds) within thirty (30) days after the adoption of this <br />resolution, or within the time specified in a written agreement with the Town of Los Gatos <br />Director of Parks and Public Works, or his representative, whichever time shall be later, as <br />provided in Chapter 11, Article 2, of the Los Gatos Town Code, the Town of Los Gatos shall <br />cause such nuisance to be abated, and the expense thereof assessed upon the lots and lands from <br />which, or in the front and rear of which, such hazardous vegetation (weeds) shall have been <br />destroyed or removed, such expense constituting a lien upon such lots or lands until paid, and to <br />be collected upon the next tax roll upon which general municipal taxes are collected. <br />1 of 2 <br />Resolution 2015 -065 December 1, 2015 <br />