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Meeting Date: June 24, 2003
Subject/Title: Public Hearing for consideration of a resolution confirming the existence of a public nuisance by reason of keeping noxious weeds, creating a potential fire hazard, and authorizing staff to contract for abatement of parcels in non-compliance, 14 days from the date of this hearing.
Submitted by: Community Development Department (M. Oshinsky/B. Arteaga)
Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager
Should the City Council approve the resolution as presented, staff will notify the affected property owners of Councils decision. Owners will then be given an additional 14 days in which to abate the nuisance. If the nuisance is not abated, staff will review bids, contract for the abatement of the nuisance and upon completion of the abatement work, return to Council to present the costs associated with the weed abatement, and request that said costs be levied against the properties as a special assessment.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD CONFIRMING
EXISTENCE OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE BY REASON OF KEEPING NOXIOUS WEEDS AND/OR
COMBUSTIBLE DEBRIS, THEREFORE CREATING A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD ON VARIOUS
PROPERTIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND AUTHORIZING STAFF TO CONTRACT FOR
THE ABATEMENT OF THOSE PARCELS.
WHEREAS, 89 property owners were notified to abate noxious weeds and/or
combustible debris; and
WHEREAS, failing to abate the noxious weeds and/or combustible debris
constitutes a public nuisance by reason of keeping and maintaining an
immediate fire hazard; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
that the City Council of the City of Brentwood, hereby confirms the
immediate existence of a public nuisance
on those parcels listed in the attached Exhibit “A” and orders
the immediate abatement of those parcels found to be in noncompliance
14 calendar days from the adoption of the Resolution.
1. Notify owners of the adoption of a Resolution ordering the voluntary abatement within 14 days or, if compliance is not achieved, the City will abate the nuisance.
2. Review and administratively accept bids for the abatement of the work.
3. Return to Council for the levy of costs, and the placement of property
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