Grass, Weeds and other Vegetation

The Village finds that failure to comply with the rules below, identified in Title II Chapter 3.08 of the Poynette Village Code, can result in the emission of pollen and other plant parts that can cause discomfort, can constitute a fire hazard, can constitute a safety hazard when debris is hidden in grasses, weeds or plants, can interfere with public convenience, can adversely affect the value of other land, and can adversely affect the health and safety of the public. For these reasons, any lawns, grasses, weeds or plants that do not comply are hereby declared to be a public nuisance, except for lawns, grasses, or weeds exempted from such requirements.

  • No person shall permit turf grass areas to grow to a height exceeding 8 (eight) inches above soil level on land that (s)he owns, occupies, or controls.
  • No person shall permit grass or weeds to grow to a height exceeding 12 (twelve) inches on land that (s)he owns, occupies, or controls.
  • Every person shall destroy all noxious weeds on land that (s)he owns, occupies, or controls. The term “noxious weeds” as used herein includes Canada thistle, leafy spurge, field bindweed (Creeping Jenny), wild parsnip and any others that may, from time to time, be added to the noxious weed list in the Village’s Standards and Practices manual.
  • No person shall plant or cultivate the following nuisance plant species on land which (s)he owns, occupies, or controls: multiflora rose, burdock, garlic mustard, purple loosestrife, glossy or common buckthorn, box elder, black locust, and any others that may, from time to time, be added to the nuisance plant list in the Village’s Standards and Practices manual.
  1. Natalie Megow, WCMC

    Village Clerk/Village Treasurer
    Phone: 608-635-2122, Ext 1

  2. Sue Kilen

    Deputy Clerk/Deputy Treasurer
    Phone: 608-635-2122

  3. Sarah Roche

    Administrative Secretary
    Phone: 608-635-2122, ext. 218