Landowners are Responsible for Controlling Noxious Weeds on Their Property

Landowners are responsible to control noxious weeds on their property.
For more information call Bonnie Davis at 414-1950.

WASHINGTON COUNTY WEED CONTROL
NOXIOUS WEED PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN this 27th day of March, 2017, Pursuant to the Idaho Noxious Weed Law, Title 22, Chapter 24, Section 07 of Idaho Statutes. Landowner and Citizen Duties.  It shall be the duty and responsibility of all landowners to control noxious weeds on their land and property, in accordance with said chapter and with rules promulgated by the director.  Noxious weeds present on such land shall be destroyed or eradicated by effective methods or combination thereof, approved by the County Weed Superintendent, which may include cutting/mowing, tillage, or herbicide treatment. 

Noxious weeds and designations as determined by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture are as follows:
Statewide Early Detection/Rapid Response.  Brazilian Elodea, Common/European Frogbit, Fanwort, Feathered Mosquito Fern, Giant Hogweed, Giant Salvinia, Hydrilla, Iberian Starthistle, Policeman’s Helmet, Purple Starthistle, Squarrose Knapweed, Syrian Beancaper, Tall Hawkweed, Variable-Leaf-Milfoil, Water Chestnut, Water Hyacinth, Yellow Devil Hawkweed and Yellow Floating Heart. The above designated weeds shall be eradicated during the same growing season as identified.  
Statewide Control Noxious Weed List.  Black Henbane, Bohemian Knotweed, Buffalobur, Common Crupina, Common Reed, Dyer’s Woad, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Giant and Japanese Knotweed, Johnsongrass, Matgrass, Meadow Knapweed, Mediterranean Sage, Musk Thistle, Orange Hawkweed, Parrotfeather Milfoil, Perennial Sowthistle, Russian Knapweed, Scotch Broom, Small Bugloss, Vipers Bugloss, and Yellow Hawkweed. Weeds listed in the control list are known to exist in varying populations throughout the state. The concentration of these weeds is at a level where control and/or eradication may be possible.  
Statewide Containment Noxious Weed List.  Canada Thistle, Curlyleaf Pondweed, Dalmatian Toadflax, Diffuse Knapweed, Field Bindweed, Flowering Rush, Hoary Alyssum, Houndstongue, Jointed Goatgrass, Leafy Spurge, Milium, Oxeye Daisy, Perennial Pepperweed, Plumeless Thistle, Poison Hemlock, Puncturevine, Purple Loosestrife, Rush Skeletonweed, Saltcedar, Scotch Thistle, Spotted Knapweed, Tansy Ragwort, White Bryony, Whitetop, Yellow Flag Iris, Yellow Starthistle and Yellow Toadflax. Weeds listed in the containment noxious weeds list are known to exist in various populations throughout the state. Weed control efforts may be directed at reducing or eliminating new or expanding weed populations while known and established weed populations, as determined by the weed control authority, may be managed by any approved weed control methodology, as determined by the weed control authority.  

The following noxious weeds are hereby officially designated as the highest priority within Washington County:  Common Crupina, Dalmatian and Yellow Toadflax, Diffuse, Spotted and Russian Knapweed(s), Dyer’s Woad, Johnsongrass, and Yellow Starthistle.

The following noxious weeds are designated as priority weeds within Washington County:  Buffalobur, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Leafy Spurge, Purple Loosestrife, Saltcedar, Scotch Thistle, Rush Skeletonweed, and Whitetop.

Upon failure to observe this notice the County Weed Superintendent is required to proceed pursuant to the law and have weeds destroyed by such methods as said Superintendent finds necessary.  The cost of any such control shall be at the expense of the landowner.  If the costs have not been paid to the control authority within sixty (60) days, the control authority may direct that suit be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction for the unpaid charges.  On private lands, if unpaid for sixty (60) days or longer the amount of such expense shall become a lien upon the property; and the property in the same manner as for delinquent taxes, pursuant to Idaho Code, Sections 22-2405 and 22-2406.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that anyone wishing to review the 2017 Washington County Weed Control budget may inspect the same at the office of the Washington County Auditor in the Washington County Courthouse during normal working hours.

Dated this 27th day of March, 2017.

Kirk Chandler, Chairman
Board of Washington County Commissioners
Washington County, Idaho

Attest:  Betty Thomas, 
    Washington County Clerk/Auditor 

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