Sound Off

Whose responsibility is it to keep tree branches off the sidewalks in front of a home? I know of several trees that have overgrown and you only walk on part of the sidewalk.

According to city ordinance, the homeowner or occupant of a house or building is responsible for keeping the sidewalk clear of any low-hanging branches. Jim Beebe, the city’s forestry supervisor, said the city receives many complaints about low-hanging limbs over streets and sidewalks and tries to take care of problems that pose a safety hazard either to vehicles or pedestrians. To report overhanging trees or shrubs, call 832-7979.


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