[Ord. No. 5752 §1, 12-8-2011]
The City will typically give a ten (10) day written notice of a violation in the event of an obstruction to the sight distance, canopy violation or other violation within this Chapter. If, after the proper notice, no action has been taken, the City, acting through the Director or his or her designee, may plant, maintain and remove all vegetation as may be necessary to ensure public safety. The City will then invoice the property owner in question and if the invoice is not paid within the required time frame, a lien will be placed on the property. It shall be a violation of this Section for any person to interfere with the City's planting, pruning, maintenance or removal of trees, and a violator shall be subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each occurrence and, in addition thereto, shall be required to replace the trees required by the Chapter. Violators may be issued a summons to appear in the Municipal Court for the City of O'Fallon, Missouri. Appeals from a conviction for violations of this Chapter shall be as provided under Missouri law to the Circuit Court of St. Charles County, Missouri.