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Arbor Commission

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The Arbor Commission is a seven member commission.  Five voting members are appointed by the mayor, the two remaining non-voting members are the street dept foreman and the code enforcement officer


The Arbor Commission shall have the following powers and duties: 
  1.  To study, investigate and develop and update as necessary and administer arboricultural specifications and regulations for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs along streets and in other public areas subject to the provisions of this Code. Such regulations or manual and any amendments made thereto will be presented to the Mayor and City Council and upon their acceptance and approval shall constitute the official comprehensive City arboricultural regulations for the City. 
  2. To cause said arboricultural specifications and regulations manual, and all revisions or amendments thereto to be published and promulgated and shall cause three (3) copies thereof to be available for public inspection at the Office of the City Clerk. When requested by the Mayor and City Council, they shall consider, investigate, making finding, report and recommend upon new ordinances or any special matter of question coming within the scope of these powers and duties. 
  3. To provide advice to the City Code Enforcement Officer and other inspectors of the City regarding interpretation and/or reinforcement of the arboricultural ordinances and regulations. 
  4. To decide appeals from any order, ruling, decision or interpretation made by the City Code Enforcement Officer or other enforcing officer in relation to the enforcement of arboricultural ordinances and regulations, except any notice to abate a nuisance given or issued. 
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