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(A) It is unlawful for any person or entity to remove, trim or damage any tree, shrub, or other plant located on city-owned property without obtaining a license to do so. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or who fails to comply with any notice issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, upon taking unlawful action, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 per day for each separate offense. Each day during which any violation of the provisions of this chapter shall occur or continue shall be a separate offense. The Board of Public Works and Safety shall determine the amount of fines based on the findings submitted to them by the Urban Forester. Fees for the cost of repair or replacement of such tree, shrub, or other plant located on city-owned property shall be borne by the party in violation. The replacement value of tree and shrubs shall be determined in accordance with the latest revision of the Guide for Plant Appraisal, as published by the International Society of Arboriculture.
(B) Loss of city privileges. Any person hired to perform street tree work within the City of Noblesville who demonstrates the inability to follow any provision of this chapter and its requirements may lose his or her license to conduct business in the City of Noblesville.
(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)