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RESOLUTION 2007-122 <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 11.20.010 through 11.20.045 of the Los Gatos Town <br />Code. <br />RESOLVED, by the Town Council of the Town of Los Gatos, County of Santa Clara, <br />State of California, that the Town Council hereby finds that hazardous vegetation "weeds," as <br />that term is defined in Section 11.20.010, are growing upon and adjacent to private property <br />within the Town of Los Gatos, and declares that all hazardous vegetation (weeds) growing upon <br />any private property or properties, and in any sidewalk street, or alley within the Town of Los <br />Gatos are a public nuisance and should be abated. The Director of Parks and Public Works ("the <br />Director") shall act as the Town Engineer for all purposes set forth in Chapter 11„ Article 2, and <br />shall give notice of the passage of this resolution. <br />FURTHER RESOLVED, that unless such nuisance be abated by the destruction or <br />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 Director, or his <br />representative, whichever time shall be later, as provided in Chapter 11, Article 2, of the Los <br />Gatos Town Code, the Town of Los Gatos shall cause .such nuisance to be abated, and the <br />expense thereof assessed upon the lots and lands from which, or in the front and rear of which, <br />such hazardous vegetation (weeds) .shall have been destroyed or removed, .such expense <br />constituting a lien upon such lots or lands until paid, and to be collected upon the next tax roll <br />upon which general municipal taxes are collected. <br />FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Director shall execute a "Notice to Destroy <br />Hazardous Vegetation (Weeds)" in the form set forth in Section 11.20.020(b) and shall cause <br />same to be published and posted in the manner prescribed by Section 11.20.020(c). <br />