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A. The owner of any premises abutting on any street of this city shall trim all trees and shrubbery growing in the parking, between the sidewalks and the roadway, of any such street, and all trees and shrubbery growing on any part of the premises adjacent to the sidewalks or any street or alley, in such manner that the boughs or limbs thereof shall not obstruct free and convenient passage and travel along the streets, sidewalks, and alleys. When such premises are occupied by some person other than the owner, such occupant shall trim the trees and shrubbery in the same manner as hereinafter required of the owner. Such trees and shrubbery shall be trimmed so that the lowest branches or foliage shall not be lower than thirteen feet (13') above the roadway of a street or alley, nor lower than eight feet (8') above the sidewalk.
B. Any owner or occupant who shall fail, refuse or neglect to trim trees and shrubbery as provided in this section, after receiving five (5) days' notice from the head of the department in charge of streets to do so, shall be guilty of an offense against the city. Every day that the owner or occupant shall fail, refuse or neglect to trim the trees or shrubbery, after the expiration of the five (5) days' notice, shall be a separate offense.
C. Trimming of trees and shrubbery to permit the proper stringing or passage of utility or other wires or the trimming to maintain proper clearance for existing wires is specifically authorized and such trimming shall not be considered a wrongful injury. (Prior code §§ 19-1, 19-2; amd. Ord. 1293, 11-14-1989)