[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of DuBois 11-1-1909 by Ord. No. 282B; amended in its entirety 7-24-1995 by Ord. No. 1544 (Ch. 25, Part 1, of the 1995 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation.
The singular shall include the plural; the plural shall include the singular; and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to plant, maintain or allow to grow any Salix alba 'Tristis' (common name: "weeping willow") within the lines of any street, alley or sidewalk in the City of DuBois or within 100 feet of any public sewer or water line.
Every owner of property in the City of DuBois shall be required to keep limbs and branches of all trees growing upon such property or along the street, sidewalk, curb or alley abutting upon such property trimmed so that no part of such limbs or branches or of the foliage growing thereupon shall have a clearance of less than eight feet above the surface of the sidewalk or of less than 14 feet above the surface of the roadway of any street or alley.
It shall be the responsibility of property owners in the City of DuBois to conform to the requirements of this chapter as to trees upon property owned by them or along streets, alleys and sidewalks abutting upon such property and, upon notice from the City Engineer, to remove any tree or trees growing in violation of § 414-2 of this chapter and to trim or cut the branches or limbs of trees as required by § 414-3 of this chapter. Any person failing to comply with any such notice, within the time limit stated therein, shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter and, following the expiration of such time limit, the City Engineer shall have the authority to cause the work required by such notice to be done by the municipality or under contract therewith and to collect the cost of such work, with an additional amount of 10%, from such property owner in default.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.