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Notice to Residents and Property Owners Regarding Noxious Weeds

Notice is hereby given to all persons in possession of any land or a lot in a registered plan of subdivision or on any lot not exceedings ten acres, in accordance with the Weed Control Act, Statutes of Ontario, 1990, Chapter W.5, Section 3, 13, 16, 18 and 23, that unless noxious weeds growing on their lands with the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich are destroyed by June 14th, 2022 and throughout the season, the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich may then enter upon the said lands and have the weeds destroyed, charging costs against the land as set out in the Act. 

The main purpose of the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, is to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the industries of agrculture and horticulture. Primarily this act applies to agricultural and horticultural lands that generate income or other benefits to agriculture; this excludes lawns, gardens and private areas for personal enjoyment and leisure.

Under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5 Section 3, 16 and 23 that you are requested to destroy all noxious weeds on your property.

In Urban Areas

Section 3, 13, 16 anf 18 do not apply to noxious weeds or weed seeds taht are far enough away from any land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes, as they do not interfere with that use.

All properties within the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich are hereby requested to be in compliance with the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990 by the 14th day of June 2022 and throughout the growing season.

The Cooperation of all citizens is earnestly solicited.

For a list of the weeds or for further information, please contact Jeff Lawrence, Weed Inspector at 519-631-1270

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