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   (a)   The owner of every lot or parcel of land within the City upon which a tree, plant or shrubbery stands, with any part thereof upon or overhanging a public street or sidewalk, shall be subject to the regulations provided in this chapter.  Upon such owner's failure to comply, after written notice, with this chapter, the City shall cause any such trees, plants or shrubbery to be trimmed or cut down and removed in accordance with these regulations and assess the cost thereof against the owner of such lot or parcel of land, as provided for in this chapter.
   (b)   The owner shall trim or cause to be trimmed any such tree, plant or shrubbery so that a clear height of eight feet between the lowest branches and the sidewalk is maintained and such height over the street as may be designated by the Public Works Director.
   (c)   The owner shall trim or remove, as the case may require, every dead, decayed or broken tree, plant or shrubbery, or part thereof, so that the same does not fall into the street or sidewalk.
   (d)   The owner shall cut down and remove any tree, plant or shrubbery, or any part thereof, as may be necessary to provide a clear and unobstructed view of traffic from all directions at any street, private driveway or other intersection, or to abate a nuisance, where such abatement is necessary to protect life, limb or property of persons, drivers of vehicles or pedestrians using the street or sidewalk.
   (e)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be subject to the penalty provided in Section 698.02.
(Ord. 40-92.  Passed 3-23-92; Ord. 123-05.  Passed 7-11-05; Ord. 43-2014.  Passed 4-14-14.)