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(a) In the event a tree located within the right-of-way or on private property should fall into the street either partially or fully, the property owner or abutting property owner shall be responsible for all costs associated with the emergency removal by City personnel or city hired contractor. Determination of the need for immediate removal shall be at the City's discretion.
(b) All expenses incurred by the City for emergency removal, including charges for the use of hired contractors, City employees and equipment, together with an administrative fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) shall be paid by the property owner. If such costs are not paid, the costs shall be certified by the Finance Director to the County Auditor to be levied as an assessment. The unpaid amount shall be entered upon the tax duplicate as a lien upon such land and collected as other taxes and returned to the city.
(Ord. 01-19. Passed 1-22-19.)