§ 94.13 TREE FUND.
   (A)   Establishment and funding. There is hereby established the "Tree Fund", within the Community Development Fund of the City. All monies received by way of fines, other compensatory payments, or civil fines assessed and collected as a result of citations issued against any person for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter which shall be deposited in the Tree Fund. Any balance remaining therein at the end of each fiscal year shall be carried forward into the next fiscal year. All revenues and expenditures shall be reported on their respective lines. An annual report with regard to the Tree Fund shall be provided to the City Manager.
   (B)   Contributions. Deposits to the Tree Fund shall also include the payment of restoration fees, receipt of grant funds, and the sale of any wood products from public trees or by means of voluntary contributions made thereto by any person.
   (C)   (1)   Permissible expenditures. Such funds on deposit in the Tree Fund shall be solely utilized for any of the following:
         (a)   Acquisition, planting establishment, and maintenance of public trees, shrubs or other vegetation which, in the judgment of the Director, in consultation with the City Arborist, will enhance the scope and value of the urban forest within the City; or
         (b)   To provide education, outreach and technical assistance to the community and to support related actions or programs regarding maintenance of public trees and urban forest.
      (2)   Expenditures from the Tree Fund may also be utilized to increase future urban forestry work within the City and increase public awareness of the value of trees, shrubs and other vegetation, their care and value to the urban forest.
   (D)   Administration. The Tree Fund and determination of its expenditures shall be undertaken by the Community Services Director, in consultation with the City Arborist.
(Ord. O-2019-011, passed 7-22-2019)