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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business or occupation of planting, pruning, or removing trees to remove any park trees or trees in a public street right-of-way without having a required license and without complying with the provisions of division (B) below of this section.
(B) All persons now or hereafter engaged in the business of planting, pruning, removing, or trimming trees, limbs, or shrubs in the public rights-of-way of the Town shall, prior to the commencement of work, register with the Town Horticulturist or designated Town agent and file with the Town or show evidence of a bond or a liability insurance policy of not less than $1,000,000 providing for the payment of just compensation to all persons sustaining injury or damage on account of the former's negligence or unlawful acts while pruning, trimming, cutting, or removing trees or limbs within the Town. Public service endeavors are not required to post a bond or liability insurance policy but will, nonetheless, be held responsible for failure to comply with the standards established by this chapter and are liable for any resulting damage to public or private property. At the time of registration, the Town Horticulturist or designated Town agent shall furnish to the parties so registering a copy of the published standards for planting, pruning, and cutting trees and shrubs and also complete information as to all provisions of this chapter.
(1989 Code, § 101.15) (Ord. passed 4-8-1980; Am. Ord. 938, passed 4-9-2002; Am. Ord. 1623, passed 6-14-2016) Penalty, see § 10.99