1494.04 EXEMPTIONS.
   The following activities and properties are exempt from the regulations in this chapter and no tree removal permit is required.
   (a)   The removal of dead, diseased or damaged trees.
   (b)   The removal of trees necessary for the construction, operation and maintenance of drainage facilities and sanitary and storm sewers approved by the City.
   (c)   The removal of trees for construction of public roadways and improvements approved by the City.
   (d)   The removal of trees in time of emergency or which pose potential danger to life or property.
   (e)   The removal of trees required for the installation, maintenance and repair of underground and overhead utilities approved by the City.
   (f)   The removal of trees by an individual homeowner on his/her single family dwelling lot on which a dwelling is located except that a tree removal permit shall be required before the removal of:
      (1)   Four or more trees of D.B.H. of eight inches or greater in a calendar year; or
      (2)   Any tree with a D.B.H. of eight inches or greater in relation to any new construction of or addition to a dwelling or accessory building.
         (Ord. 2009-33.  Passed 7-15-09.)