Sec. 25-1. Duty of landowner; city aid.


(a) The owner, agent or occupant of any land abutting a street or alley shall keep the trees located upon their property or located upon a terrace immediately adjacent to their property or, where there is no terrace, upon the section of the street or alley or property dedicated as a right-of-way which is unimproved that is so abutting their property, trimmed, pruned and maintained in a healthy manner as to remove any hazard to life or property.


(b) The fire chief or his or her designee may order any person required to maintain property pursuant to this chapter to perform such maintenance as is required to abate interference with any public utility from any tree or shrub that is located on their property or the terrace, alley or dedicated right-of-way as described in section 25-1(a).


(c) In the case of a community disaster or emergency as declared by the mayor and city council, the city may aid the property owner in the removal, trimming and/or cleanup of trees and shrubs within the section of the street so abutting dedicated as a right-of-way.


Source:  Ord. No. 3858, 2, 4-20-92