Public Notice: Sterling Heights to Destroy Noxious Weeds

~ Residents of Sterling Heights are being reminded of their responsibility to eradicate noxious weeds on their property by May 1, 2023. According to City Ordinance 424 and Section 4 of Act 359 of the Public Acts of 1941, owners must cut and destroy the weeds before they reach a seed bearing stage.

The City of Sterling Heights will enter onto any land where noxious weeds are found growing if the owner does not comply with the ordinance. Any expenses incurred in destroying the weeds will be paid by the owner and a lien will be placed against their property.

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The statute also states that any owner who refuses to destroy such noxious weeds will be subject to a fine of up to $100 in addition to any City expenses incurred for destruction. This law applies to all subdivided land in which buildings have been erected on sixty percent of lots included in that subdivision, as well as all improved streets in common usage for a depth of ten rods or the depth of lots, whichever is lesser.

Residents are urged to take action now and ensure that noxious weeds are destroyed before May 1, 2023. Failure to do so could result in fines and other penalties from the City.

Filed Under: Government, City

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