The owner or occupant of any lot, piece or parcel of ground abutting or adjacent to any sidewalk or street over which there extends the branches of trees shall at all times keep the branches or limbs thereof trimmed to the height of at least eight feet above the surface of said walk and at least 12 feet above the surface of the street. Whenever the limbs or branches of any tree or trees extend over sidewalks or streets contrary to the provisions herein so as to interfere with the lighting of the street from street lights or with the convenience of the public using said sidewalk or street, the governing body, at any regular or special meeting, may pass a resolution ordering the owner or occupant to cut or remove said obstructions within five days after having received a copy thereof from the Utilities Superintendent stating that the municipality will remove said branches and charge the costs thereof to the owner or occupant as a special assessment for improvements, as herein provided, if said resolution is not complied with. In the event the property owner is a nonresident of the county in which the property lies, the municipality shall, before levying any special assessments against the property, send a copy of any notice required by law to be published by means of certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the non-resident property owner. The last known address shall be that address listed on the current tax rolls at the time such required notice was first published.
(Prior Code, § 8-201)  Penalty, see § 10.99
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   Related provisions, see Neb. RS 17-557.01