Section 11-67-25

Entry of municipal employees and agents on property to abate nuisance; abatement by private contractor; right of owner to have weeds removed at owner's expense.

After the council passes the resolution finding the conditions of the property to be a nuisance and ordering its abatement, all employees and duly authorized agents of a Class 5 or Class 6 or Class 8 municipality may enter upon private property for that purpose.

The council may at its option authorize private contractors, companies, enterprises, or individuals to abate and remove the nuisance. The council, by resolution, shall designate the contractors, companies, enterprises, or individuals who may perform the work. Those persons so designated may enter upon private property for purposes of abating or removing the nuisance. For purposes of this article compliance with the competitive bid law is not required.

Any property owner shall have the right to have any weeds removed at his or her own expense providing the removal is done prior to the commencing of the work by the employees or agents of the municipality to do the same.

(Acts 1988, No. 88-333, p. 502, §6; Acts 1995, No. 95-252, p. 421, §1.)