following statutes - Connect Seward County

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     The Seward County Board of Commissioners are making the general public and

    landowners aware of the following statutes. The Seward County Highway Department is

    the agency representing the Seward County Commissioners in regard to enforcement of

    these statutes.

     39-302. Roads; sprinkler irrigation system; restrictions; violations; penalty.

    A sprinkler irrigation system which due to location or design diverts, or

    is capable of diverting, water onto or across a public road so as to

    saturate, wash, or impair the maintenance, construction, or passability of

    such public road, or allows water to accumulate on the roadway or

    traveled surface of the public road, shall be equipped with a device

    which will automatically shut off the endgun of the irrigation system

    causing such diversion or accumulation of water. Any such person who

    fails to comply with this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty

    of a Class IV misdemeanor, except that section 39-301 shall be

    controlling with respect to mechanical malfunctions and normal weather


    39-308. Removal of traffic hazards; determined by Department of Roads

    and local authority; violation; penalty. It shall be the duty of the

    owner of real property to remove from such property any tree, plant,

    shrub, or other obstruction, or party thereof, which, by obstructing the

    view of any driver, constitutes a traffic hazard. When the Department of

    Roads or any local authority determines upon the basis of engineering

    and traffic investigation that such a traffic hazard exists, it shall notify

    the owner and order that the hazard be removed within ten days. Failure

    of the owner to remove such traffic hazard within ten days shall

    constitute a Class V misdemeanor, and every day such owner fails to

    remove it shall be a separate offense.

    39-1811. Weeds; mowing duty of landowner; neglect of duty; obligation of

    county board; cost; assessment and collection. (1) It shall be the

    duty of the landowners in this state to mow all weeds that can be

    mowed with the ordinary farm mower to the middle of all public roads

    and draining ditches running along their lands at least twice each year,

    namely, before July 15, for the first time and sometime in August for

    the second time. (2) Whenever a landowner, referred to in subsections

    (1) and (3) of this section, neglects to mow the weeds as provided in

    this section, it shall by the duty of the county board on complaint of any

    resident of the county to cause the weeds to be mowed or otherwise

    destroyed on neglected portions of roads or ditches complained of. (3)

    The county board shall cause to be ascertained and recorded an accurate account of the cost of mowing or destroying such weeds, as referred to in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, in such places, specifying, in such statement or account of costs, the description of the land abutting upon each side of the highway where such weeds were mowed or destroyed, and, if known, the name of the owner of such abutting land. The board shall file such statement with the county clerk, together with a description of the lands abutting on each side of the road where such expenses were incurred, and the county board, at the time of the annual tax levy made upon lands and property of the county, may, if it desires, assess such cost upon such abutting land, giving such landowner due notice of such proposed assessment and reasonable opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed assessment before the same is finally made.

    39-1812. Hedges and trees; trimming duties of landowners. Each landowner

    in this state upon whose land there is standing or growing any osage orange, willow or locust hedge fence, trees, or undergrowth, bordering the public roads, when such fence, trees, or undergrowth become a public nuisance to travel on the roads, or obstruct the view at or near railroad crossings, crossroads or abrupt turns in the road, shall keep the same trimmed not less than once a year by cutting back to within four feet of the ground, excepting trees, which shall be trimmed from the ground up eight feet, and the trimming so cut shall be burned and removed from the road right-of-way within ten days after each cutting.

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