The Director of Public Works shall grant permission to public utilities to trim and keep trimmed all public trees within the streets, alleys, parks and public places of the City in such a manner as shall keep the overhead lines of such public utilities safe and accessible. Such trimmings shall be done in accordance with approved practices and under the general direction of the Department of Public Works. Such permission shall require reasonable prior notice of the City before any work is commenced. However, if an emergency requires immediate maintenance work on the overhead lines of such public utilities, prior notice of work commencement under such permit is not required. As used in this section, "an emergency" means a sudden occurrence or happening of a natural or man-made event, which could not be foreseen by the exercise of reasonable care and foresight, causing damage to the overhead lines of the public utilities.
(Ord. 17-01. Passed 12-4-01.)