Town of Coventry, RI
Kent County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Coventry 6-4-1990 by Ord. No. 3-90-0166 (Ch. 8, Art. VI, of the 1991 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 175.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 180.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 209.

§ 226-1 Application for permit for work on trees in public places.

A permit shall be defined as a written application filed by a person with the Town Clerk's office seeking permission to plant, cut, trim, prune or remove, in full or in part, any shrub, ornamental or shade tree located on Town roads or in public places under the control of the Tree Warden within the Town. Neither the Town Tree Warden nor the Department of Public Works is required to obtain permits under this definition. A person securing the permit from the Town shall abide by the arboricultural standards of practice recognized by the State Department of Environmental Management and shall also abide by all state and local regulations governing arboricultural practices.

§ 226-2 Permit required; application; fees; term.

A. 
It shall be permissible for any person to plant, cut, trim, prune or remove in whole or in part any shrub, ornamental or shade tree located at or near Town roads or in public places under the control of the Tree Warden if the permit application has been received by the Town Clerk at least 48 hours in advance of the times stated on the permit that work is to be commenced.
B. 
The permit shall designate the location at all times within the limits of the Town where the work is to be performed, the manner in which it is to be performed and the expiration date of the permit.
C. 
The permit and application fees under this chapter shall be assessed at the rates set forth in Chapter 122, Fees, for the first two trucks or work crews employed by any person working in the Town daily and for each truck or work crew utilized in the Town each day beyond the two trucks or two work crews.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 226-3 Disbursement of fees.

All fees collected by the Town Clerk's office under the provisions of this chapter shall be accounted for in the following manner:
A. 
Fifty percent of such fees shall be paid into the general funds of the Town for further appropriation.
B. 
Fifty percent of such fees shall be paid into the general funds and paid by the Town Treasurer to the Tree Warden monthly.