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(A) Any tree growing on any street or highway so located as to extend its branches over a public alley, street or highway should be so trimmed by the owner of property in front of which the tree shall stand or by the agent of the owner, so that there shall be a clear height of 12 feet above the surface of the street or highway unobstructed by its branches and the owner or his or her agent shall remove all dead branches or stubs on the tree or trees which are, or may become a menace to travelers on public highways, streets or alleys of the streets of the city.
(B) Should the owner, or agent of the owner, at any time refuse or neglect to so trim the trees the City Manager shall have the right, and it shall be his or her duty to trim same in the manner aforesaid and the city shall have an action at law against the owner, or owners, of the premises for the costs and expenses incident to the work, and shall be entitled to a judgment for same.
(Prior Code, § 35.254) (Ord. 6, passed 6-6-1935; Ord. 182, § 1, passed 2-13-2012) Penalty, see § 96.99