Granville Community Calendar

Ordinance 22-1994

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AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 909 OF THE CODIFIED
ORDINANCES OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, ESTABLISHING TREE, SHRUBS,
AND MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPE REGULATIONS AND TO REPEAL
EXISTING CHAPTER 909 OF SAID CODIFIED ORDINANCES.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of Granville, Ohio, that:
Section I: Chapter 909 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, is hereby
amended to read as follows:
909.01 Purpose &Intent.
CHAPTER 909
Trees,Shrubs &Maintenance
909.02 Property owner responsible for
removal.
909.03 Removal of trees within a public
right of way.
909.04 Manager's permission to remove,
top,trim or treat trees.
909.05 Breaking or injuring tree in
public way.
909.06 Attaching sign or wire
prohibited.
909.07 Utility pipes and wires not to
injure tree or shrub.
909.08 Obstructing air or water to
tree or shrub.
909.99 Penalty.
CROSS REFERENCES
Power to regulate shade trees and shrubbery -see Ohio R. C. 715. 20
Assessments for tree planting or maintenance -see Ohio R. C. 727. 011
Injury or destruction -see GEN. OFF. 541. 06
Tree &Landscape Ordinance -See P&Z CHPT. 1193
909.01 PURPOSE &INTENT
The purpose of this Chapter is to promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare through the preservation and protection of the environment by recognizing the vital importance of tree and plant growth in the ecological system. It is further the purpose of this chapter to improve and maintain the appearance and safety and to protect, preserve and promote the aesthetic appeal, character and value of the Village of Granville.
909.02 PROPERTY OWNER RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVAL
The owner of any real estate within the Municipality shall be responsible for the removal of any trees located on the owner's property. If all or any portion of a tree on an owner's property is deemed unsafe or otherwise undesirable and overhangs a street or public property, the Manager or the Manager's designee may notify the owner to remove that tree or portion thereof. If the owner does not comply within ten days after receipt of such notice, the Municipality may cause to be removed all, or the endangering portion of such tree, and assess the cost to the owner.
909.03 REMOVAL OF TREES WITHIN A PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY.
Any tree ando/r portion thereof located within the public right of way shall be caused to be removed by the Municipality after notification to the abutting property owner that retention of the tree or portion thereof is deemed by the Municipality to be unsafe or not in the public interest. Such notice shall be given by the Manager or the Manger's designee in writing at least fifteen days prior to removal, unless the Manager or designee should determine that immediate removal is required to protect the public health, safety and welfare. Any such removal shall be accomplished by the Municipality or its agents at the sole expense of the Municipality, and the Municipality shall promptly remove or cause to be Mreumnoicviepdalaitlyl.wood from the public right of way, which wood shall be the property of the
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909.04 MANAGER'S PERMISSION TO REMOVE,TRIM, TOP OR TREAT TREES.
No tree located on public property or on a public right of way shall be removed,
topped, trimmed or treated except with the permission of the Manager or the Manager's
designee. Nor shall any tree be planted on public property except with the permission of the
Manager or the Manger's designee. If any tree is removed, treated or trimmed as provided
in this section at the expense of the abutting property owner, then such property owner shall
promptly remove or cause to be removed all wood from the public property or public right of
way, and such wood shall be the property of the abutting property owner.
909.05 BREAKING OR INJURING TREE IN PUBLIC WAY.
No person, firm or corporation shall remove, destroy, break, cut, deface, trim or in any
way injure or interfere with any tree or shrub growing in any public way of the Municipality
except by written permit of the Manager or the Manager's designee. Provided, however, that
nothing in this section shall be constTed to apply to the removal under the direction of the
Municipality of any root, tree, shrub or part thereof whenever the same shall be found
necessary in the construction of any sidewalk, sewer, pavement or other public improvement.
909.06 ATTACHING SIGN OR WIRE PROHIBITED.
No person, firm or corporation shall fasten or attach any wire, rope, sign, handbill or
other thing to any tree or shrub growing in any public way.
909.07 UTILITY PIPES AND WIRES NOT TO INJURE TREE OR SHRUB.
Any person or company maintaining any gas pipe, electric or telephone wire in the
Municipality shall, in the absence of a provision in the franchise, maintain such pipes or
wires in a manner so as to avoid injury to any tree or shrub in the public way.
909.08 OBSTRUCTING AIR OR WATER TO TREE OR SHRUB.
No person, firm or corporation except with a written permit from the Manager or the
Manager's designee shall place or maintain upon the ground in any public street or parkway
any stone, cement or other impervious material or substance in such a manner obstruct the as may free access of air and water to the roots of any tree or shrub in any such public street or parkway
909.99 PENALTY.
Whoever violates any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars 1(0$0. 00)for each offense. Each day a violation continues following notice of such violation shall constitute a separate offense.
Section 11: That existing Chapter 909 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville is hereby repealed.
Section 111: This Ordinance shall take effect upon the earliest date permitted by law.
Passed this 7 day of 1994.
Attest:
LLEd74-4- Clerk of Council D
Approved as to Fo : 9 ' Laiff Law Dir ctor
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