1032.02  DUTY OF PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNER.
   (a)   It shall be the duty of any property owner owning or occupying property bordering on the right-of-way upon which property there may be trees or shrubs to prune or cause to be pruned such tree or shrub in a manner that they will not shade or obstruct street lights, street signs or obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic on sidewalks or streets.
   (b)   It shall be the duty of any person owning or occupying property bordering on the right-of-way upon which property there are any trees or shrubs which are designated by the Tree Commission as dead, dying, diseased, or hazardous or deemed a menace to the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Northwood, to remove or cause to be removed said tree(s) and/or shrub(s).
   (c)   In either of the above situations, the City Public Service Director shall send a written notice to the property owner indicating the required action (pruning or removal) to be taken. A period of 30 days from receipt of this letter shall be permitted for the property owner to effect the indicated action. Should the property owner or occupant fail to comply, it shall be lawful for the Public Service Director or his agent to enter upon the property and cause such action. The property owner or occupant shall be charged treble the actual cost of the work and cash payment shall be made within 30 days or triple the actual cost of the work shall be assessed to the property taxes.
(Ord. 2002-36.  Passed 8-22-02.)