(A)   The Town Tree Committee shall promulgate standards for the manner and extent of planting, pruning, or trimming trees, shrubs, or plants now or hereafter growing in the public rights-of-way of the Town.  The standards shall be designed to protect and at the same time to preserve existing trees, shrubs, and plants; to provide for the safety of persons and property within the Town; to assure unimpeded traffic flow on the Town streets; and to assure the reasonable needs, uses, and upkeep of water, sewer, and other utility lines.  The Committee shall cause the standards to be published and copies thereof to be made available to all persons on request.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person to prune or trim trees, shrubs, or plants growing in the public rights-of-way of the Town except in accordance with the published standards. The Town Horticulturist or designated Town agent, after consultation with the Town Manager or designee, may waive the standards to accommodate unusual circumstances after an examination of the situation and consultation with involved parties.
(1989 Code, § 101.12)  (Ord. passed 4-8-1980; Am. Ord. 1623, passed 6-14-2016)  Penalty, see § 10.99