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Warm weather early in the season has necessitated an early start to fire season, therefore notice is hereby given that the city administrator has declared that the uncontrolled growth of high grass, weeds, brush, and other like vegetation in city areas is an unlawful fire hazard, health hazard, and a public nuisance and must be abated by removal of said noxious or dangerous weeds no later than May 15, 2020.
All property owners within the Eagle Point city limits are hereby notified that weeds, brush, blackberry bushes, and grass on the entire property shall be disked, cut, or removed to a height less than 10” and maintained to this standard through October 31, 2020. For properties more than one acre in size, in addition to clearing the entire property, firebreaks (bare dirt) may be required and will be determined on a case-by-case basis and coordinated directly with the property owner. Structures in hillside areas shall maintain a minimum 100’ defensible space around the perimeter of the structure in addition to the other requirements.
If excessive vegetation is not removed after notice is given, the City of Eagle Point will cause the nuisance to be removed, in which case the cost of removal shall be assessed as a lien on the property. Should a property owner be found in violation of this ordinance (Eagle Point Municipal Code 8.16), a citation and fine may be issued as well for each day the violation exists. Property owners should be advised that multiple mowings will likely be required to prevent fire danger and meet ordinance requirements throughout the season.
These provisions shall not apply to ornamental landscaping, agricultural crops, pasturage zoned accordingly, or to natural areas within Eagle Point public parks. For questions or concerns please contact the code enforcement officer at 541-538-5139. The complete municipal code section can be found by visiting www.cityofeaglepoint.org. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to reduce the fire danger in our community.