[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Title 8, Ch. 8.16, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 2-18-2019 by Ord. No. 004-2019]
Any tree or part thereof, whether growing upon public or private premises, which the Director of Public Works determines to be at threat of endangering the safety, health or welfare of any person while on public property, shall be removed by the owner of the property upon which such tree is located. If any trees, plants or shrubs growing within the Village on private property are found to be detrimental to sewers, sidewalks or other public improvements, they shall be removed or treated by the owner of the property upon which such trees, plants or shrubs are located. If the owner fails to remedy any of the above noted situations within 30 days of written notice from the Director of Public Works, the Director shall cause any such trees, plants or shrubs to be removed and shall report the cost of the same to the Village Clerk, who shall thereupon enter such cost as an assessment against the property. If the Director of Public Works determines the tree to be an immediate risk, the property owner shall remove the tree within 24 hours of written notice, or the Director shall cause the tree to be removed. The property owner shall be responsible for such assessment that would include all costs and expenses incurred by the Village including but not limited to the cost of any materials, equipment, and actual labor incurred by the Village, through its employees, agents, or subcontractors. If at any time an issue of concern is noticed with any tree, plant, or shrub on public property, the Department of Public Works shall be immediately notified.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also changed the title of this chapter from "Hazardous or Infected Trees," to "Hazardous or Infected Trees, Plants or Shrubs."