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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Notice of Responsibility to Control Noxious Weeds and Declared Pests

NOTICE OF RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTROL NOXIOUS WEEDS AND DECLARED PESTS


    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN this 1st day of March, 2022 pursuant to SDCL 38-22 as amended to all owners, occupants, agents and public officials in charge of lands in Lincoln County, South Dakota, that they are responsible for the suppression, control, and eradication of noxious weeds and declared pests 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 Lincoln County Weed and Pest Supervisor, Agronomy Weed Field Specialist, 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 Absinth Wormwood, Canada Thistle, Hoary Cress, Leafy Spurge, Perennial Sow Thistle, Purple Loosestrife, Salt Cedar, and Gypsy Moth.

    In addition, Musk Thistle, Plumeless Thistle, Spotted Knapweed, have been approved by the South Dakota 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 Lincoln County, a representative of the Lincoln County Weed and Pest Control board will enter upon said property for the purpose of inspecting and confirming that such infestation actually exists.


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