1494.01 PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this chapter is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare through the preservation of trees in order to moderate storm water runoff, reduce erosion and sedimentation, maintain wildlife habitats, provide visual screening, provide natural shading, protect property values, encourage sound landscape planning and enhance the natural beauty of the community.  The decision as to whether or not to issue a tree removal permit under this chapter shall take this purpose into account. 
(Ord. 2009-33.  Passed 7-15-09.)