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Record #: O2021-4125   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 9/14/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 5/24/2023
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 7-28 and 14X-12 to further regulate standards for maintenance of weeds and vegetation at vacant buildings and other vacant structures
Sponsors: Mitchell, Gregory I., Harris, Michelle A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 28 Health Nuisances, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14X - Minimum Requirements for Existing Buildings - Ch. 14X-12 Vacant Buildings
Attachments: 1. O2021-4125.pdf
Related files: R2023-766
SECtlON 1. Section 7-28-120 of the Chicago Municipal Code is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through, and inserting the language underscored, as follows:
7-28*120 Weeds - Penalty for violation - Abatement - Lien.
(a) Any person who owns or controls property within the city must cut or otherwise control all weeds on such property so that the average height of such weeds does not exceed ten-six inches. Any person who violates this subsection shall be subject to a fine of not less than $600 nor more than $1,200. Each day that such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense to which a separate fine shall apply.
(b) All weeds which have not been cut or otherwise controlled, and which exceed an average height of ten-six inches, are hereby declared to be a public nuisance. If any person has been convicted of violating subsection (a) and has not cut or otherwise controlled any weeds as required by this section within ten days after the date of the conviction or finding of liability or iudbomont. Iudomeht. the city may cause any such weeds to be cut at any time. In such event, the person who owns or controls the property on which the weeds are situated shall be liable to the city for any and all costs and expenses incurred by the city in cutting the weeds, plus a penalty of up to three times the amount of the costs and expenses incurred by the city. Such monies may be recovered in an appropriate action instituted by the corporation counselor or in a proceeding initiated by the department of streets and sanitation or the department of health at the department of administrative hearings. The penalties imposed by this subsection shall be in addition to any other penalty provided by law.
{Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
SECTION 2. Section 14X-12-1202.3.3 of the Chicago Municipal Code is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through, and inserting the ...

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