Notice of Responsibility to
Control Noxious Weeds and
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN this 26th day of April, 2013, pursuant to SDCL 38-22 as amended to all owners, occupants, agents and public officials in charge of lands in Clay County, South Dakota, that they are responsible of he suppression, control, and eradication of noxious weeds and declared pest infestations that may exist on such lands.
Chemical, biological, and/or cultural control methods used for the suppression, control and eradication of noxious weed and declared pest infestations shall be those approved for such purposes by the Clay County Week and Pest Supervisor, County Agricultural Extension Agent or the South Dakota State University Experiment Station.
Upon failure to observe this notice, the county weed and pest board is required to proceed pursuant to the law and have the noxious weeds or declared pests destroyed by such methods as they may find necessary, the expense of which shall constitute a lien and be entered as a tax against the land, and be collected as other real estate taxes are collected, or by other means as provided by law.
Plant and animals designated as being noxious weeds and declared pests in the state of South Dakota are Leafy Spurge, Salt Cedar, Perennial Sow Thistle, Russian Knapweed, Hoary Cress, Canada Thistle, Purple Loosestrife, Prairie Dogs, and Gypsy Moth.
In addition, Musk Thistle and Plumless Thistles have been approved by the State Weed and Pest Control Commission as locally noxious weeds and are subject to the same suppression, control and eradication requirements as the before mentioned plants and animals.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that upon establishing probable cause to believe a noxious weed or declared pest infestation exists upon any property in Clay county, a representative of the Clay County Weed and Pest Control Board will enter upon said property for the purpose of inspecting and confirming that such infestation actually exists.
Published twice at the total approximate cost of $43.20.
Published: April 19 & 26, 2013