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PAGE 2 <br />NOVEMBER 1, 2010 <br />MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />SUBJECT: HAZARDOUS VEGETATION ABATEMENT (WEEDS) <br />DISCUSSION (cont'd) <br />The time table is in keeping with generally accepted procedures throughout Santa Clara County <br />as recommended by the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Management. <br />Under the county program, property owners with hazardous vegetation (weed) problems are <br />notified and given an opportunity to abate the hazardous vegetation (weeds). If the problem is <br />not addressed, the county contractor abates the hazardous vegetation (weeds) and the cost is <br />added to the owner's property tax bill. <br />A complete schedule of the program is as follows: <br />November 15, 2010 Town Council passes a resolution declaring hazardous vegetation (weeds) <br />a nuisance and sets a public hearing for January 18, 2011. <br />November 30, 2010 Department of Agriculture and Environmental Management prepares a list <br />of properties needing abatement, sends notice to owners to abate the <br />hazardous vegetation (weeds), and notifies owners regarding time and <br />place of the Public Hearing. <br />December 1, 2010 Clerk Administrator publishes twice and posts in three locations "Notice <br />of January 18, 2011 Public Hearing to destroy Hazardous Vegetation <br />(weeds) and Notice of Passage of Resolution" - (Attachment 2) - (Publish <br />December 8, 2010 and December 15, 2010). <br />January 18, 2011 Public Hearing - Town Council hears protests and passes resolution <br />allowing or overruling objections and ordering abatement as appropriate <br />and specifying the method for abatement. <br />April 15, 2011 Department of Agriculture and Environmental Management starts to <br />inspect Los Gatos properties. Properties which have not been cleared of <br />hazardous vegetation will be abated by a contractor for the Department of <br />Agriculture and Environmental Management. <br />June 29, 2011 Clerk Administrator publishes twice and posts in three locations Notice of <br />August 1, 2011 Public Hearing for Town Council to hear protests to <br />proposed charges. (Publish July 6, 2011 and July 13, 2011). <br />August 1, 2011 Town Council public hearing on any proposed hazardous vegetation <br />(weed) abatement charges; Council resolution confirming or modifying <br />assessments. <br />