ORDINANCE NO. 535
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF LA PORTE CITY, IOWA,
BY AMENDING AND ADDING A NEW SECTION
TO CHAPTER 151 TREES
BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of La Porte City, Iowa:
SECTION 1. SECTIONS AMENDED AND ADDED:
SECTION AMENDED. The Code of Ordinances of the City of La Porte City, Iowa, is hereby amended by adding a subsection to Section 151.02 as follows:
2. “Problem tree” means a tree or shrub that is established such that its current condition or anticipated growth does or is likely to damage a structure, accessory building, sidewalk, driveway, street or utilities.
SECTION ADDED. The Code of Ordinances of the City of La Porte City, Iowa, is hereby amended by adding a new section to Chapter 151, which is hereby adopted to read as follows:
151.09 PROBLEM TREES. The owner or agent of the property shall keep the trees and shrubs trimmed and maintained in a manner in keeping with normal horticultural practices or to the standard for care of the average citizen of the community. Problem trees shall be trimmed or removed.
SECTION 2. REPEALER. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole, or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
SECTION 4. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 13th day of August, 2018.
ATTEST: David Neil, Mayor
Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk
First Reading: Passed 8/13/2018
Second Reading: Waived
Third Reading: Waived, Adopted 8/13/2018