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Property owners are responsible for trimming any tree branches encroaching the abutting right-of way in a manner which promotes safe and healthy trees and shrubs. Additionally, property owners are responsible maintaining or removing any tree or shrub on private property that is a nuisance, is diseased, or in any other way endangers the public health and safety.
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City Code regulates uncontrolled growth of grass and weeds on private property and the right-of-way adjoining it. Notices will be issued for growth above 12 inches on lots with a structure and 18 inches on vacant lots. Kansas Statute provides that repeat violations within the same year do not require additional notice to the owner which allows cities to cut grass and weeds at the property owner's expense without further notice.
Motor vehicles are considered a nuisance when not properly registered and tagged, parked in violation to city ordinance, incapable of moving under its own power, junked, wrecked, or other inoperable condition. Multiple conditions can raise the presumption that a vehicle is junked, wrecked or inoperable including the following: absence of a current registration plate upon the vehicle, placement on jacks, blocks or other supports and the absence of one or multiple parts that are necessary for the lawful street operation of the vehicle.
Accumulation of rubbish such as vehicle parts, open or closed containers of engine or transmission oil, appliances, discarded furniture and household items, trash, limbs and piles of yard waste not under active composting cannot be stored outdoors and must be properly disposed of.