12.24.100   Public assistance for property owners.
   A.   If the city manager determines that a property owner, who has submitted a notice of intent to prune an oak tree, cannot properly prune his or her oak tree without the assistance of a professional tree trimmer, and that said property owner cannot afford to hire a professional tree trimmer because he or she does not have the financial resources to pay for such services, the city manager may provide financial assistance to said property owner for the purpose of pruning the tree or trees, if all the following conditions are met and funds are available:
   1.   The property owner uses the property where the tree(s) is located as his or her principal place of residence;
   2.   The aggregate gross income of all persons eighteen (18) years of age or older residing on the property does not exceed the minimum amount as may be set from time to time, by resolution of the city council, pursuant to this subdivision; and
   3.   The city manager determines that it is necessary to prune the tree to remove hazardous conditions, remove disease, rot, pests, other harmful conditions, or promote healthy growth of the tree(s).
   B.   Such financial assistance may include, but not be limited to, low interest loans, work done by the city with the cost borne in part or in whole by the property owner, work done by the city with the cost borne by the city to be repaid by the property owner upon such terms as the city and property owner shall agree, or any combination thereof. (Ord. 2007-02 § 2 (part), 2007; Ord. 9907 § 2 (part), 1999)