A. Code Compliance Officer: all individuals designated as such pursuant to AMC 1.08.005, including specifically the Fire Chief.
B. Fire Chief: the City of Ashland Fire Chief or his/her authorized designee.
C. Fire hazard: a written determination from the Fire Chief that the quality, condition, and/or location of vegetation creates a risk of fire.
D. Noxious vegetation: all vegetation listed on the noxious weed list promulgated by the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Plant Division.
E. Owner: owner of real property, agent of the owner, and/or occupant of any lot or parcel of land. In the case of property subject to foreclosure as a result of bankruptcy or default of the legal owner, the City may deem the “Owner” to be the person, other than the legal owner, who has a primary lien, security, or mortgage interest in possession or control of the property or who is the deed of trust beneficiary of the property.
F. Summer season: between May 15 and September 30 of any year, or the end of fire season as declared by the Oregon Department of Forestry, whichever is later.
1. Vegetation, grass, shrubbery, and round wood that is less than 1/4 inch in diameter and more than four inches (4") high, and
2. Vegetation that is a:
a. Health hazard, such as providing harborage for vermin;
b. Fire hazard due to the quantity and/or location; or
c. Traffic hazard because it impairs the view of a public thoroughfare or otherwise makes use of the thoroughfare hazardous. (Ord. 3116, amended, 2015; Ord. 3009, added, 04/20/2010)