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Sec. 28-29. Trees — Authority to trim or remove.
The city council shall have authority to order the trimming or removal of any tree or other growth in any street, park or public ground, or on private property, within the city when and if the same shall interfere with the installation or maintenance of any electric light, power, telephone or telegraph cable or with the installation or maintenance of any water, gas or sewer pipe, or conduit, or if the same shall obstruct the view of any street intersection in such a manner as to constitute a traffic hazard or shall in any manner be a menace to the public safety or health, and the costs of such trimming or removal shall be charged and assessed against the owner of any property on which any such tree, shrub or other growth may be located and any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, provided that the city council shall serve written notice upon the property owner or the person in actual possession of said property, giving said property owner or person in actual possession of said property not less than 30 days in which to comply with said notice. Said notice shall specifically set forth each tree, shrub or other growth to be removed and the date on which said removal must be completed.
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