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(A) All dead trees and trees afflicted with any fatal or communicable disease shall be removed by the Department or private contractor with the approval of the Manager. The City Manager is hereby authorized to direct the Department to remove any tree of a prohibited species, but the cost of such removal shall not be assessed against the property benefitted unless the Council shall have approved the removal under the provisions of § 152.03 of this chapter.
(Prior Code, § 4.94)
(B) Trees may be removed which are not dead or infected with any disease when such trees are of an undesirable (though not prohibited) species, but only upon notice to the owner of the abutting property, and, if such owner shall file written objection with the City Clerk within seven days after service of such notice, a public hearing on such removal shall be had before the City Council, and the abutting owner shall be notified of the time and place of such hearing. The cost of any such removal shall not be assessed to the property benefitted thereby unless Council shall order such removal originally under the provisions of § 152.03 of this chapter. The City Manager is hereby authorized to direct the Department to remove any tree growing within any street, park or public place, when such tree interferes with fire hydrants, sewer and water mains, visibility of street intersections, traffic-control devices or construction within street rights-of-way or otherwise hinders municipal operations.
(Prior Code, § 4.95)