1028.04  VILLAGE ARBORIST.
   (a)   Establishment. The position of Village Arborist is hereby established.
   (b)   Duties.  The Village Arborist shall perform the following duties:
      (1)   The Village Arborist, with the assistance of the Tree Body, shall develop, and each subsequent year update, the Urban Forestry Plan.  The Plan shall outline urban forestry program activities for a minimum of the next five years.  This Plan shall describe the urban forestry activities to be undertaken by the Village, the reasons for those activities, possible funding sources, the means of accomplishing the activities, alternatives available to the Village to fund or accomplish the activity, the projected date of completion and the consequences if the activity is not completed.  Activities may include, but are not limited to, street trees inventory, planting, tree removal, beautification projects and educational projects.
      (2)   The Village Arborist, with the assistance of the Tree Body, shall develop and periodically review and revise, as necessary, the Arboricultural Specifications Manual. The
   Arboricultural Specifications Manual shall contain regulations and standards for the planting, maintenance and removal of trees, shrubs and other plants upon Village-owned property. 
      (3)   The Village Arborist shall cause the Urban Forestry Plan and the Arboricultural Specifications Manual, and all revisions and amendments thereto, to be published and promulgated and shall cause three copies of the Arboricultural Specifications Manual, and all revisions and amendments thereto, to be available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk.  Notice that such information is available for public inspection shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the Village at least one weekday of each of four consecutive weeks immediately following the initial availability of the Arboricultural Specifications Manual, or revisions or amendments thereto.  The Arboricultural Specifications Manual, and any revisions and additions thereto, shall become effective on the tenth day following their final publication in a newspaper of general circulation as required under this paragraph.
      (4)   The Village Arborist shall make available to any interested person copies of this chapter, information about the activities of the Tree Body, copies of the Arboricultural Specifications Manual and copies of the Urban Forestry Plan.
      (5)   The Village Arborist shall perform whatever acts are necessary, including the planting and maintenance of trees and the removal of undesirable trees, shrubs and other plants located on Village-owned property, to insure that all trees, shrubs and other plants located on Village-owned property conform with the Urban Forestry Plan, the Arboricultural Specifications Manual and this chapter.
      (6)   The Village Arborist shall issue such permits as are required by this chapter and shall obtain, as a condition precedent to the issuance of such permits, the written agreement of each person who applies for such permits that he or she will comply with the requirements of this chapter, the Urban Forestry Plan and the regulations and standards of the Arboricultural Specifications Manual.  The Village Arborist shall have the right to inspect all work performed pursuant to such permits.  If the Village Arborist finds that the work performed is not in compliance with the requirements of this chapter, the Urban Forestry Plan or the regulations and standards of the Arboricultural Specifications Manual, the Village Arborist shall provide written notice of his or her findings to the permit applicant.  The notice shall contain a copy of Section 1028.06 and:
         A.   The permit shall be nullified and shall be void;
         B.   The Village Arborist may issue a written order that the permit applicant cease and desist all work for which the permit was required;
         C.   The permit applicant shall be subject to the penalty provided in Section 1028.99; and
         D.   The Village Arborist may take steps to correct the results of the noncomplying work, and the reasonable costs of such steps shall be charged to the permit applicant.
      (7)   The Village Arborist shall establish a program of public information and education that will encourage the planting, maintenance or removal of trees, shrubs and other plants on private property in furtherance of the goals of the Urban Forestry Plan.
(Ord. 1993-18.  Passed 3-29-93.)