Notice to Residents & Property Owners Regarding Noxious Weeds

Posted on Tuesday June 03, 2014
The main purpose of the Weed Control Act, is to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the industries of agriculture and horticulture. Primarily this act applies to agricultural and horticultural lands that generate income or other benefits to agriculture; this excludes lawns, gardens and private areas for personal enjoyment and leisure.
Under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5 Section 3,13,16 and 23, you are requested to destroy all noxious weeds on your property.
In Urban Areas, Sections 3, 13, 16 and 18 do not apply to noxious weed seeds that are far enough away from any land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes,as they do not interfere with that use.
Pursuant to By-law No.4869, Wild Parsnip is now designated as a local weed within the boundaries of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and shall be deemed to be a noxious weed for the purposes of the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.W.5.
All properties within the Township of South Glengarry are hereby requested to be in compliance with the Weed Control Act by the 16th day of June, 2014 and throughout the season.
We appreciate the efforts of local residents who maintain and voluntarily control weeds and grass along their respective driveways and roadsides.