(A)   Every owner of any existing tree overhanging any street or right-of-way within the City shall prune the branches so that such branches shall not obstruct the light from any street lamp or obstruct the view of any street intersection and so that there shall be clear space of 8 feet above the surface of the street or sidewalk and 14 feet above the surface of the street.  Said owners shall remove all dead, diseased or dangerous trees or broken or decayed limbs which constitute a menace to the safety of the public.  The City shall have the right to prune any tree or shrub on private property when it is deemed a hazard and/or it interferes with the proper spread of light along the street from a street light or interferes with the visibility of any traffic control device or sign.
   (B)   For the purposes of this section, a tree or shrub may be deemed a hazard if, after consulting with the Public Works Director and the appropriate Utilities Manager, the City determines that the tree or shrub interferes with the proper functioning of the utility apparatus, utility structures and/or results in a threat to the public safety.
(Ord. 725/97, passed 3-5-97; Am. Ord. 752, passed 4-21-98; Am. Ord. 1009, passed 9-6-16)  Penalty, see § 1.1.99