City reminds property owners about tree-trimming ordinance

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The Perry City Hall issued a reminder for property owners about the city’s regulations on tree trimming. Overhanging branches must be at least 13 feet above the surface of a street or alley and 9 feet above the surface of a sidewalk.

According to Chapter 151 of the Perry Code of Ordinances:

“The property owner or agent of the abutting property shall keep the trees on, or overhanging the street, trimmed so as to allow free passage of pedestrians and vehicular
travel, and so they will not obstruct or shade the street lights, the vision of traffic signs or the view of any street intersection. All branches will be at least thirteen (13) feet above the surface of the street and nine (9) feet above the sidewalks. If the abutting property owner fails to trim the trees, the City may serve notice on the abutting property owner requiring that such action be taken within twenty (20) days. If such action is not taken within that time, the City may perform the required action and assess the costs against the abutting property for collection in the same manner as a property tax. Said property owner may request a hearing before the Council Tree Board by a written request within twenty (20) days after service of notice. Further appeal to the Perry City Council must be requested within five (5) days after hearing with the Tree Board.”

For more information, call the Perry City Hall at 515-465-2481.

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