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(A) All new subdivisions shall be in compliance with the City of Noblesville Unified Development Code, this chapter and the Arboriculture Specifications Manual for all plantings in the city’s right-of-way.
(B) All new subdivisions shall have a minimum of a one-year performance bond for the installation on all new plantings and a minimum of a three-year maintenance bond from the developer upon the release of the performance bond.
(C) The Urban Forester shall review and approve all plans and details for tree plantings subject to this chapter; as well as pre- and post-inspections of all street tree plantings. The developer is required to provide the Urban Forester with an electronic inventory of street trees, listing their exact location and species.
(D) Street trees to be located within dedicated and accepted rights-of-way located on provisional plats submitted to the city after the passage of this chapter will be planted at the expense of the developer in compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the Arboricultural Specifications Manual except if specified otherwise by the city. Any resident or property owner who wishes to supply materials and cost for planting in front of their residence, prior to the developer’s schedule, may do so upon receiving approval from the city. No reimbursement shall be made to the resident for such requests.
(E) Trees are to be planted only at the preferred or acceptable planting times in central Indiana. See Purdue University HO-100-W (Attachment B to Ord. 8-3-09), which is available for public inspection at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer during normal business hours.
(F) The Urban Forester shall impose all fines relating to infractions by the responsible contractor as a result of failure to comply with the city’s Unified Development Code relating to tree plantings or any part of this chapter or Arboricultural Specifications Manual. The Urban Forester will develop a system of fines to be approved by the Board of Public Works and Safety.
(G) Recommendation for release of bonds will not be forwarded to the Board of Public Works and Safety until the Urban Forester has completed the final inspection. Failure to comply with this chapter shall result in the delay in releasing bonds associated with street trees or the use of bond funds to correct infractions.
(Ord. 13-3-90, passed 5-14-90; Am. Ord. 17-4-98, passed 5-24-99; Am. Ord. 8-3-09, passed 4-28-09) Penalty, see § 97.99