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Posted: September 08, 2017
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF091317-01

Agenda Item Title:

Second Reading and Recommendation of Ordinance No. 6200 --- an Ordinance Amending Chapter 8.28 of the Rapid City Municipal Code Relating to Grass, Weeds, and Noxious Matter

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
09/13/2017
Stage 2 Group Name:
Legal & Finance Committee
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
10/02/2017
City Council Hearing Date:
09/18/2017
City Council First Reading Date:
09/18/2017
City Council Second Reading Date:
10/02/2017
Staff Contact:
Brandon Quiett or Kinsley Groote
Agenda Item Summary:
Currently Rapid City Municipal Code Chapter 8.28 declares all grass and weeds above 8 inches in height to be a nuisance and a prohibited condition. There are currently no exemptions from the ordinance, but reasonable exceptions are often made at staff’s discretion. This proposed ordinance revision to Chapter 8.28 of the RCMC was a collaboration between the Parks Department, Code Enforcement, the Stormwater Drainage Utility, and the City Attorney’s Office. The intent of this ordinance revision is to allow specific exemptions to the maximum grass height of 8 inches that conform to current practice and reasonableness.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center

Recommendations:

Origination Recommendation Action:
Approve

Attachments & Links to Download:

pdf LF091317-01 Ordinance No. 6200 (167 KB)