547.02  TREE CARE AND MAINTENANCE BY ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS.
   (a)   The owner, occupant or any other person or entity having charge or management of each lot or parcel of land within the City, upon which a tree stands with any part of the tree upon or overhanging a public thoroughfare, and the owner, occupant or any other person or entity having charge or management of each lot or parcel of land abutting a public thoroughfare upon which thoroughfare and in front of which lot or parcel of land a tree stands, shall conform to the following regulations, unless the tree is within a Landscape Maintenance District:
      (1)   The owner, occupant or any other person or entity having charge or management of each lot or parcel of land shall trim, or cause to be trimmed, the tree so that the same shall not obstruct the free passage of light from any street light to the street, sidewalk and/or public thoroughfare.
      (2)   The owner, occupant or any other person or entity having charge or management of each lot or parcel of land shall trim, or cause to be trimmed, the tree so that a clear height of fourteen feet between the lowest branches of the same and the street, alley, or public thoroughfare is maintained.
      (3)   The owner, occupant or any other person or entity having charge or management of each lot or parcel of land shall trim, or cause to be trimmed, the tree so that a clear height of eight feet between the lowest branches of the same and the sidewalk is maintained.
      (4)   The owner, occupant or any other person or entity having charge or management of each lot or parcel of land shall trim, or cause to be trimmed, the tree so that a clear height of eight feet between the lowest branches of the same when the tree or branches are located within the intersection sight triangle or 50 foot of the intersection.
      (5)   The owner, occupant or any other person or entity having charge or management of each lot or parcel of land shall trim or remove, as the case may require, every dead, decayed or broken tree, or part thereof, so that the same shall not fall to the street, alley, sidewalk, public thoroughfare or right-of-way.
   (b)    No such tree, if removed from the City right-of-way, may be replaced unless the new tree meets the requirements of 547.06.
   (c)   When tree trimming shall require lane blockage, road closure or the tree is located within the City right-of-way, the property owner, occupant or any other person or entity having charge or management of each lot or parcel of land or contractor conducting such work shall be responsible for obtaining a right-of-way permit. This permit shall include all incidental City cost associated with such lane blockage, road closure or City administrative time. 
(Ord. 01-19.  Passed 1-22-19.)