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RESOLUTION 200.1 - 55 <br />RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL <br />OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />DECLARING HAZARDOUS VEGETATION (BRUSH) <br />A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND PROVIDING FOR ABATEMENT <br />WHEREAS, Sections 39560 and following of the Government Code of the .State of <br />California authorize the Town of Los Gatos to declare that hazardous vegetation (brush) growing <br />to such size and such type and in such locations as to constitute a fire hazard to the community <br />may be declared a public nuisance and to compel owners, lessees, or occupants of buildings, <br />grounds, or lots to remove or abate the hazardous vegetation (brush) to mitigate the fire hazard <br />from such buildings, :grounds, or lots to remove or abate the hazardous vegetation (brush) to <br />mitigate the fire hazard from such buildings, .grounds, property, andadjacent sidewalks and <br />parkways, and upon the person's failure to do so, to remove or abate such hazardous vegetation <br />(brush) at the owner's expense, malting the cost of that abatement a lien upon the property, and <br />WI3EREAS, the Town of Los Gatos has entered into an agreement with the. County of <br />Santa Clara to provide hazardous vegetation (brush) abatement services, and <br />WHEREAS., t11e maintenance of hazardous vegetation (brush) in violation of the <br />Uniform Fire Code adopted by the Town of Los Gatos in the Hillside Areas identified and shown <br />on the '"Hazardous Fire Area" map constitutes a public nuisance and should be abated <br />immediately; and <br />WHEREAS, the County of Santa Clara has mailed notice to 1,437 property owners in the <br />Hillside Hazardous Fire .Area notifying them of the need to abate hazardous vegetation (brush) <br />violations and explaining the steps necessary to correct such violations. <br />RESOIaVEA, by the Town Council of the Town of Los Gatos, and the Town Council <br />hereby finds that hazardous vegetation (brush) is a wood, perennial plant usually with multiple <br />stems and trunlts under ten feet in height and is indigenous to the hillside area. Hazardous <br />