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General Notice to Control Noxious Weeds

Posted by jjones-lacy at Jun 25, 2014 09:11 AM |
General Notice to Control Noxious Weeds

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The Kansas Noxious Weed Law K.S.A. 2-1314 et seq requires all persons who own or supervise land in Kansas to control and eradicate all weeds declared noxious by legislative action. The weeds declared noxious are: Bur ragweed, Canada thistle, Field bindweed, Hoary cress, Johnsongrass, Kudzu, Leafy spurge, Musk thistle, Pignut, Quackgrass, Russian knapweed and Sericea lespedeza. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Kansas Noxious Weed Law to every person who owns or supervises land in Tonganoxie, that noxious weeds growing or found on such land shall be controlled and eradicated. Control is defined as preventing the production of viable seed and the vegetative spread of the plant.

Failure to observe this notice may result in the City:

  1. Serving a legal notice requiring control of the noxious weeds within a minimum of 5 days. Failure to control the noxious weeds within the time period allowed may result in the City treating the weeds at the owner’s expense and placing a lien on the property if the bill is not paid within 30 days or,
  2. Conviction for non-compliance may result in being charged with a misdemeanor.

The code officer will be inspecting land for noxious weeds. It is up to you to eliminate the above listed noxious weeds from your property. Additional information may be obtained from the Tonganoxie Code Officer at (913-845-2620) or by contacting the Kansas Department of Agriculture 109 S. W. 9th Topeka, Kansas 66612. (785-296-3556).