(A)   Purpose. It is the purpose of this chapter to promote and protect the public health, safety, and general welfare by providing for the regulations of the planting, maintenance, and removal of trees, shrubs, and other plants within the city rights-of-way or city-owned property.
   (B)   Intent. It is the intent of the Common Council of the City of Noblesville that the terms of this chapter shall be construed so as to promote:
      (1)   The planting, maintenance, restoration, and survival of desirable trees, shrubs, and other plants within the city rights-of-way;
      (2)   The protection of community residents from personal injury and property damage, and the protection of the City of Noblesville from property damage caused or threatened by the improper planting, maintenance, or removal of trees, shrubs, or other plants located within the city rights-of-way;
      (3)   The utilization of trees to improve the environmental quality of the city;
      (4)   The continuation of a City of Noblesville Tree Board;
      (5)   The aesthetics of tree lined streets for a more livable Noblesville; and
      (6)   To maintain the City of Noblesville as a Tree City USA.
(Ord. 17-4-98, passed 5-24-99; Am. Ord. 8-3-09, passed 4-28-09)