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File #: 14-1481    Version: 1 Name: 10/6/14 - Chapter 40 Vegetation
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/6/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/5/2015 Final action: 10/5/2015
Enactment date: 6/1/2015 Enactment #: ORD-15-09
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 3:11, 3:14, 3:15, 3:16, and 3:17 of Chapter 40, Trees and Other Vegetation, of Title III of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-15-09)
Sponsors: Sabra Briere
Attachments: 1. ORD-15-09 Ch 40 As Amended Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. ORD-15-09 Ch 40 As Amended Briefed and Approved.docx, 3. 15-09 Ord Am Chpt 40 Briefed.pdf, 4. Ord Am Chpt 40.pdf, 5. Communication from Pedestrian Safety and Access Task Force - December 16, 2014.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 3:11, 3:14, 3:15, 3:16, and 3:17 of Chapter 40, Trees and Other Vegetation, of Title III of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-15-09)
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ORDINANCE NO. ORD-15-09


First Reading: June 1, 2015 Approved: October 5, 2015
Public Hearing: June 15, 2015 Published: October 5, 2015
October 5, 2015 Effective: October 18, 2015

TREES AND OTHER VEGETATION

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 3:11, 3:14, 3:15, 3:16, and 3:17 OF CHAPTER 40, TREES AND OTHER VEGETATION, OF TITLE III OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR

The City of Ann Arbor Ordains:

Section 1: That Section 3:11 of Chapter 40, of Title III of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor be amended to read as follows:

3:11. Definitions
The following definitions shall be applicable in the interpretation of this chapter:
(1) "City Right of Way": The lawn extension and sidewalk adjacent to a property within the street right-of-way as well as the street, curb to curb.
(2) "Lawn extension": The portion of any street right-of-way that is not paved or intended for traffic.
(3) "City Administrator": The City Administrator or her/his designees.
(4) "Cultivated herbaceous plants": Cultivated herbaceous plants are those such as native prairie grasses and forbs, and ornamental perennials including grasses - which are intentionally installed and cared for.


Section 2: That Section 3:14 of Chapter 40, of Title III of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor be amended to read as follows:

3:14. - Trimming and corner clearance.
(1) Trees and other vegetation on private property shall be maintained so that no part thereof intrudes upon street or sidewalk in the space 8 feet above the surface of the right-of-way.
(2) Vegetation adjacent to intersections shall be maintained to allow for adequate sight distance based on the criteria in the AASHTO (American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials) Policy on Geometric Design of ...

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