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CHAPTER 63-05CUTTING WEEDS AND GRASSES ON HIGHWAYS63-05-01. Landowners or operators along county and township highways to cutweeds and grasses. It is the duty of landowners or operators with land adjoining regularly<br>traveled county and township highways, as designated by the township board of supervisors in<br>organized townships, the board of county commissioners in unorganized townships, and the<br>board of county commissioners in the case of county highways, to cut all weeds and grasses<br>along the regularly traveled highways adjoining their lands, including weeds and grasses growing<br>within the public right of way bordering the highways and their lands.The cutting shall becompleted not later than September fifteenth or October first, as prescribed by the board of<br>county commissioners.63-05-02.Designation of time for cutting - Notice.The board of countycommissioners of each county shall prescribe the time for cutting of the weeds and grasses,<br>prescribe the height of stubble to be left and the minimum width of the cuts, designate the county<br>highways along which weeds and grasses shall be cut, and request the board of township<br>supervisors to designate township roads along which weeds and grasses shall be cut. The board<br>of township supervisors shall make the designation, and the board of county commissioners shall<br>publish notice of the designated highways, the time for cutting, and the height of stubble to be left<br>and the minimum width of cut in the official county newspaper at least twice, and the last<br>publication must appear not less than two weeks prior to the deadline date.If no officialnewspaper is published in the county, written notice must be given by posting, in the same<br>manner as election notices are posted. Expenses incurred in publishing the notice must be paid<br>from funds provided in section 63-01.1-06 by the board of county commissioners.63-05-03. Failure to cut weeds and grasses - Expenses levied as taxes againstland. If the landowner or operator fails to cut the weeds and grasses along the designated<br>highways or roads as provided in this chapter, the board of township supervisors or the board of<br>county commissioners, as the case may be, may cause the weeds and grasses to be cut and the<br>actual expense of cutting shall be certified to the county auditor, and all of the expenses shall be<br>charged against the land of the landowner and shall become a part of the taxes to be levied<br>against the land for the ensuing year and shall be collected in the same manner as other real<br>estate taxes are collected, and placed to the credit of the respective subdivisions entitled thereto.63-05-04. Definition of operator. As used in this chapter, the word &quot;operator&quot; means aperson chiefly responsible for the farming or other operations being performed on the land,<br>whether for that person's own benefit or for the benefit of the landowner or another.Page No. 1Document Outlinechapter 63-05 cutting weeds and grasses on highways