NOXIOUS WEEDS TO BE controlled
Group 1 (June 19, 2023)
Leafy spurge, Russian knapweed, buckthorn, multiflora rose, quackgrass, musk thistle
Group 2 (July 17, 2023)
Canada thistle, Field bindweed, Bull thistle, Purple loosestrife, Palmer amaranth, Plumeless thistle, Perennial sow thistle
Noxious weed policy
To All Property Owners:
Be it resolved by the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors, that pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa and Chapter 58 of the Iowa Administrative Code, it is hereby ordered:
That each owner and each person in the possession or control of any lands in Dickinson County shall cut, burn, or otherwise control all noxious weeds thereon as defined in this chapter, at such times in each year and in such manner as shall prevent said weeds from blooming or coming to maturity, and shall keep said lands free from such growth.
That it is recommended that noxious weeds be cut or otherwise controlled on or before the following dates and as often thereafter as is necessary to prevent seed production throughout the growing season.
However, these are only guidelines. Weather conditions may cause weeds to mature several weeks ahead of normal and consequently require control measures prior to the listed dates.
Group 1: June 19, 2023- Leafy Spurge, Russian knapweed, Buckthorn, Multiflora rose, Quackgrass, Musk thistle
Group 2: July 17, 2023- Canada thistle, Field bindweed, Bull thistle, Purple loosestrife, Palmer amaranth, Plumeless thistle, Perennial sow thistle
That if the owners or persons in possession or control of any land in Dickinson County fail to comply with the foregoing orders, the Weed Commissioner shall cause this to be done and the expense of said work including the costs of serving notice and other costs, if any, to be assessed against the real estate.
Complaints will be handled as follows: The complaint is to be called in or emailed to the weed commissioner with the contact information below. State the reason for the complaint, the location of the property, the noxious weeds found therein, the owners of the land and the tenants or persons in control of the land.
Tanner Bouchard, Weed Commissioner
Adopted and passed by the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of February, 2023.