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A. Permit Required: No person shall plant, spray, fertilize, prune, remove, cut above the ground, or otherwise disturb any tree, shrub or plant on any street or public property without first filing an application, paying a permit fee established in section 3-1-3 of this code, and procuring a permit from the city; except, that lawn and weeds may be cut without such a permit. (Ord. 2017-01, 1-3-2017)
B. Contents Of Application: The application required herein shall state the number and kinds of vegetation affected; the location, grade, species, or variety of each type of vegetation; a description of the proposed work; and such other information as the city administrator shall find reasonably necessary to a fair determination of whether a permission slip should be issued.
C. Issuance Of Permit; Contents And Conditions: The city will issue the permission slip, provided the proposed work is desirable and the proposed method and workmanship thereof are of a satisfactory nature. Any permission slip granted shall contain a definite date of expiration, and the work shall be completed in the time allowed on the permission slip and in the manner as therein described. Any permission slip shall be void if its terms are violated.
D. Notice Of Completion Of Work: Notice of completion shall be given within five (5) days to the city for inspection. (Ord. 2004-15)
E. Failure To Comply: Whenever any tree shall be planted, removed or worked on in conflict with the provisions of this chapter, the city may take action to eliminate the violation, and the cost as established in section 3-1-3 of this code thereof shall be assessed to the owner as provided by law in the case of special assessments. (Ord. 2017-01, 1-3-2017)