Public Notice - Obligation to Cut Weeds



To: The residents and property owners of the City of Galesburg, Kalamazoo County, Michigan and any other interested persons.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with Michigan Public Act 359 of 1941, as amended, and the City of Galesburg Ordinance No. 275 all weeds, plant growth, and grasses in excess of 8 inches in height on lots or land, including vacant lots, within the City limits must be cut within 50 feet of any occupied building or public right of way by May 1, 2021, and must remain cut throughout the balance of said year by the owner, occupant or tenant in charge of the premises.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Galesburg may enter the premises and cut the same as frequently as necessary during 2021 to comply with the foregoing regulations and may charge the cost thereof against the property owner and for collection may place the amount upon the next tax roll of the City as a tax lien against the offending premises.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any owner in default of the foregoing obligation to cut shall also be subject to a civil fine for each violation determined pursuant to the City of Galesburg’s Fee Schedule. Such cutting obligation shall not apply to fields devoted to growing any small grain food crops such as wheat, corn, oats, barley, or rye and garden vegetables.

Published in accordance with said Public Act and Ordinance by order of the Galesburg City Council.

CITY OF GALESBURG Anna Goodsell, Clerk City of Galesburg

200 E. Michigan Avenue Galesburg, MI 49053