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A. Implementation: The mayor, upon recommendation of the Ogden urban forestry advisory committee, is authorized to adopt arboricultural regulations for the city, which may be amended from time to time. The arboricultural regulations shall designate the types and kinds of trees or shrubs permitted to be planted hereafter as street trees or park trees; establish the standard methods of tree care for street trees and park trees including guidelines for trimming, spraying, removal, planting and pruning; and to establish the requirements of tree protection plans and implement any existing or future street tree plan as adopted by the city council as part of the Ogden city general plan. The purpose of the regulation is to prohibit the planting and growing of the type or kind of trees prone to disease and insects, or injurious to sidewalks and curbs; to provide a plan of proper planting and growth of trees for the beautification of the streets of Ogden; to protect trees from improper care; and to prevent trees from becoming a public nuisance. Such regulations, or any amendments thereto, shall be effective upon filing with the city recorder's office and copies thereof shall be available to the public through the office of the public ways and parks division.
B. Persons Engaged In Business:
1. Any person engaged in the business or occupation of trimming, treating or removing trees or shrubs shall abide by the arboricultural regulations of the city when performing any work on street trees or park trees in the city.
2. Any public utility or person engaged in the business or occupation of trimming, treating or removing trees or shrubs shall pay a fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for each permit required under subsection 6-2-6A of this chapter, or, as an alternative, pay an annual fee of seventy five dollars ($75.00). The above fees shall not be considered to be in lieu of any business license fee or telecommunications license tax under title 5, chapter 2, article B of this code or municipal energy sales and use tax under title 5, chapter 2, article C of this code.
(Ord. 2016-13, 3-1-2016)