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The City shall have the right to cause the removal of any dead or diseased trees on private property within the City, when such trees constitute a hazard to life and property, or harbor insects or disease which constitute a potential threat to other trees within the City. The City Safety/Service Director will notify in writing the owners of such trees. Removal shall be done by said owners at their own expense within 30 days after the date of service of notice. In the event of failure of owners to comply with such provisions, the City shall have the authority to remove such trees and charge the cost of removal through the assessment process.
(a) In the event of an immediate potential danger to the public, a tree may be removed immediately as an emergency situation declared by the Director of Safety/Service.
(Ord. 03-01. Passed 1-7-03; Ord. 08-112. Passed 11-18-08; Ord. 13-01. Passed 1-8-13.)