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Trim foliage for safety, avoid city enforcement actions

Given the dry weather and increased fire danger, residents are asked to help improve visibility and access to fire hydrants by removing brush and debris within three feet around hydrants on or near their property. This effort will improve community safety.

With the summer growing season, the city is again asking residents to check the condition of their trees and shrubs that extend over sidewalks, streets and alleys. Under city rules, limbs and branches must be trimmed back to at least 9 feet above the sidewalk and 14 feet above the street or alley to allow safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians. Reminder notices will be issued to the owners or occupants of property with trees and shrubs that need to be trimmed. Properties that are not taken care of within a two-week period will receive follow up by the City’s Codes Enforcement office.

Questions about the program can be directed to the Public Works Department at 296-5401, extension 2001.

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