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PUBLIC NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS IN MILL CITY Control of Noxious Vegetation Required

posted Apr 13, 2017, 2:49 PM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 3:08 PM ]

Mill City Municipal Code Section 8.04.080 requires property owners to control and eliminate noxious vegetation on property within the city limits from May 15 to September 30 each year. No owner or person in charge of property shall allow noxious vegetation to be on the property or in the right of way of a public thoroughfare abutting on the property.  An owner or person in charge of property shall cut down or destroy grass, shrubbery, brush, bushes, weeds or other noxious vegetation as often as needed to prevent them from becoming unsightly, from becoming a fire hazard, or, in the case of weeds or other noxious vegetation, from maturing or from going to seed. The term "noxious vegetation" includes, 

(a)   Weeds or grass more than 10 inches high.

(b)   Poison oak or poison ivy.

(c)   Blackberry bushes that extend into a public thoroughfare or across a property line.

(d)   Vegetation that is either a health hazard, fire hazard, or a traffic hazard because it impairs the view of a public thor­oughfare or otherwise makes use of the thoroughfare hazardous. 

The control of noxious vegetation is the property owner’s responsibility. However, the city is willing to abate the nuisance on a particular parcel of property at the request of the owner or person in charge of the property for a fee sufficient to cover the city’s abatement costs.   Even in the absence of such requests, the city may abate all such nuisances 10 or more days after publication of this notice and charge the cost to the property owner or to the person in charge of the property or to the property itself. 

The purposes of the city’s ordinance are to encourage property owners to eliminate fire hazards which can be caused when high grass and noxious vegetation is close to combustible structures buildings and to improve the appearance of the city’s residential neighborhoods.  Mayor Kirsch and the City Council thank you in advance for complying with the city ordinance.

         For more information call: 

           Stacie Cook, MMC, City Recorder                                         897-2302 (City Hall)

Cherriots Regional Draft Schedule Released

posted Jan 12, 2017, 4:55 PM by Stacie Cook

From Draft Schedule Overview.  For full information and schedule see document below.
Cherriots completed six weeks of public outreach for the CARTS Redesign Project in September and October 2016. This included attending twelve events, riding the CARTS buses, and conducting online outreach in order to get the word out about the proposal. Staff talked with approximately 650 people and received over 300 written comments during this time. Since the outreach concluded, Planning staff have revised the proposed schedules, routing, and stops of each route to respond to feedback, which you can find in this packet. This new system will no longer be referred to as CARTS. Instead, it will be called Cherriots Regional as part of our effort to better integrate these new routes with the overall Cherriots system. Project Timeline January 26, 2017 Cherriots Regional plan presented to Cherriots Board of Directors for approval February 2017 Approved plan is advertised to the public via the website, email, social media, and phone numbers collected from surveys February-April 2017 Staff develops designs and produces materials for the new service (print schedules, maps, signs, etc.) May 8, 2017 New service launched 
If you have any questions about the proposed changes, please send them to: 
Ted Stonecliffe Planning Analyst 503-588-2424

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