[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Green Tree 4-2-1962 by Ord. No. 644 (Ch. 1026 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever the Shade Tree Commission proposes to plant, transplant or remove shade trees on any street, notice of the time and place of the meeting at which such work is to be considered shall be given in not more than two newspapers published in the Borough, and, if no such newspapers are published in the Borough, then in newspapers circulating in the Borough, once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the time of the meeting. The notice shall specify in detail the streets or portions thereof upon which trees are proposed to be so planted, replanted or removed.
The costs of planting, transplanting or removing any shade tree from a street; of the necessary and suitable guards, curbing or grading for the protection thereof; and of the replacing of any pavement or sidewalk necessarily disturbed in the execution of such work shall be paid by the owner of the real estate in front of whose property the work is done.
The amount such owner is to pay shall be ascertained and certified by the Shade Tree Commission to Council and to the Treasurer.
Upon the filing with Council of the certificate provided for in § 319-2B, the Borough Secretary shall cause 30 days' written notice to be given to a person against whose property an assessment has been made. The notice shall state the amount of the assessment and the time and place of payment and shall be accompanied with a copy of the certificate. The amount assessed against the real estate shall be a lien from the time of the filing of the certificate with Council and, if not paid within the time designated in the notice, a claim may be filed and collected by the Solicitor in the same manner as municipal claims are filed and collected.
The cost and expenses of caring for trees planted by the Shade Tree Commission and the expense of publishing the notices provided for in § 319-3 shall be paid by the Borough. The amount needed to cover such cost and expenses shall be certified each year by the members of the Commission to Council and shall be drawn against, as required by the Commission, in the same manner as money appropriated for Borough purposes.