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A. The owner of any premises abutting any street or alley of this city shall be responsible for the maintenance of all trees, grass, and shrubbery growing within the adjacent right of way of such street or alley. Further, the owner of such premises shall be responsible for the removal of all dead or dying trees or shrubbery, and shall trim all living trees and shrubbery in such manner that the boughs or limbs thereof shall not obstruct free and convenient passage and travel along the streets, sidewalks and alleys or otherwise pose a threat to public safety. When such premises are occupied by some person other than the owner, such occupant shall trim the trees, grass, and shrubbery in the same manner as required of the owner by this subsection. All trees and shrubbery within the adjacent right of way shall be trimmed so that the lowest branches or foliage shall not be lower than ten feet (10') above the roadway of a street or alley, nor lower than eight feet (8') above the sidewalk. Grass shall not exceed the maximum height as provided in the nuisance provisions of this code. An association of property owners may be designated to assume the foregoing maintenance responsibilities.
B. Any owner or occupant who fails, refuses or neglects to maintain vegetation as provided in subsection A of this section, after receiving five (5) days' notice from the city manager, the director of public works or street superintendent to do so shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor offense. Every day that the owner or occupant fails, refuses or neglects to maintain vegetation after the expiration of the five (5) days' notice shall be a separate offense. (Ord. 2071, 1-23-2012)