Ordinance 07, Series 14/15 Amended Tree Board Relating to Increasing Tree Canopy

CITY OF WINDY HILLS, KENTUCKY

ORDINANCE # 7, SERIES 2014/2015

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 5.c.

OF THE CITY TREE BOARD ORDINANCE #12-04

           

WHEREAS, the City wishes to increase the tree canopy within the City and therefore wishes to include the planting of canopy trees in the resident's back yard.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF WINDY HILLS, KENTUCKY:

            Section 1.       Section 5.c., is hereby amended to read as follows:

c. City Tree Planting Program

The City will contribute $100 per tree towards the planting of up to two (2) new trees per property, provided that the following conditions are met.  The tree(s) must be placed in a right of way, or in a private front or side yard, so the tree(s) can be seen from the street.If a tree is planted in a back yard, it must be a canopy tree that will reach at least 30 feet high at maturity.  The tree(s) must be purchased from and planted by the designated nursery with which the City has negotiated a large discount and a guarantee.   The nursery gives the discount to the property owner and then deducts the City’s contribution. The property owner pays the nursery a planting fee based on size of the tree(s), and agrees to take care of the tree(s). After the nursery determines the final cost of the tree considering the sale price, the discount, the City’s contribution, and the planting fee, the property owner will write a check for the resulting amount payable to the City of Windy Hills. The nursery will replace a tree if it dies within a year, the owners may plant the replacement tree themselves or pay the nursery’s planting fee, but the replacement tree is not guaranteed.

Section 2.       This ordinance shall be effective upon adoption and publication as required by law.

First reading:  May 11, 2015

Second Reading:  June 8, 2015

Adopted this 8th day of June, 2015.