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.~pW N OF <br />~\ G~.,,_ <br />I F r~, ~ <br />s <br />pos.. G a~~ca <br />DATE: <br />T0: <br />FROM: <br />SUBJECT <br />MEETYNG DATE: 08/02/10 <br />ITEM NO; ~ „ <br />C®UNCIL AGENDA I2EPC3ItT <br />JULY 19, 2010 <br />MAYOR AND TO~7JN COUNCIL <br />G~ <br />GREG CARSON, TOWN MANAGER ~r~~ <br />ABATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS VEGETATION (WEEDS <br />A. CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARNG TO CONSIDER THE 1ZEPORT OF THE <br />COUNTY AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE ON THE <br />ABATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS VEGETATION (WEEDS) FOR THE <br />2009-2010 SEASON. <br />B. APPROVE SAID CONIMENCEiV1ENT REPORT. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />1. Conduct public hearing to consider the report of the County Agricultural Commissioner's <br />Office on the abatement of hazardous vegetation (weeds) for the season 2009-2010 season. <br />2. Approve said conunencement report {Attachment 1). <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Hazardous Vegetation (weeds) poses a serious fire danger during the summer months alid is the <br />responsibility of individual property owners. To ensure this hazardous vegetation (weeds) is <br />eliminated, the Town Coul~cil established a .Hazardous Vegetation (Weed) Abatement Program <br />in cooperation with the Santa Clara County Agricultural Commissioner's Office. This program, <br />which is similar to those in neighboring jurisdictions, is modeled after-the Town's nuisance <br />abatement process. It begins alulually in late fall with the To~~m Council declaring the hazardous <br />vegetation to be a public nuisance, and ends the following summer with a public hearing to <br />confirm charges against properties on «~hich weeds were abated by the County's contractor. <br />PREPARED BY <br />TODD CAPURSO <br />Director of Parks and Public Worlcs <br />Reviewed by:_~_Assistant Town Manager t h~~ T'o~vn Attorney <br />Clerl: Administrator ~~, Finance Conununity Development <br />_ ___ _~ .. ___ .. .. ._ ~._ _ ~ _..~_ ~a..__ ,.. _ .. ___._.d..._ _. , __.____ .._~_._ _........_._.._ <br />N:\PPW\A9AIvAGE~tENT\COUNCIL\COLNCIL REPORTS`,2010 Reports\P.ugust 2\Weeds.PubHearing.080210.doc <br />