An abundance of overgrown grass or weeds within a municipality that is injurious to the general public health, safety, and general welfare by providing breeding grounds and shelter for rats, mice, snakes, mosquitoes, and other vermin, insects, and pests; or attaining heights and dryness that constitute a serious fire threat or hazard; or bearing wingy or downy seeds, when mature, that cause the spread of weeds and, when breathed, irritation to the throat, lungs, and eyes of the public; or hiding debris, such as broken glass or metal, that could inflict injury on a person going upon the property; or being unsightly; or a growth of grass or weeds, other than ornamental plant growth, that exceeds 12 inches in height, may be declared to be a public nuisance by the municipal governing body and abated as provided in this article. The term municipality as defined in this article does not include the police jurisdiction of said municipality.
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