[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Penn Township 3-19-2007 by Ord. No. 659. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be the duty and responsibility of the owner(s) of every property located within Penn Township to trim or cut or keep trimmed or cut the trees standing along the street abutting the front, side or rear of said property so that branches thereof shall have a clearance of at least 14 feet above the cartway or paved area of the street along said property and shall have a clearance of at least seven feet above the sidewalk or future sidewalk area; and shall so trim trees so that they shall not obstruct the streetlighting or interfere with the wiring or the proper maintenance of public utilities. The cost of such trimming shall be borne by the property owner except where the work is specially required to protect and maintain utility wires, in which case the cost shall be borne by such utility.
The Township may remove or cause to be removed any trees, branches, limbs, hedges or shrubbery in the roadway which obstructs traffic, streetlighting, or which is inconvenient or dangerous to the passing public.
Where it is necessary to enter upon private property in order to accomplish said trimming, the work shall be done so as to comply with any reasonable requirements of the owner or tenants.
The owners of properties within Penn Township shall trim all trees, hedges, shrubbery and other vegetation on their respective properties so as not to obstruct the vision of motorists traveling on the street bordering said properties.
Should any property owner fail or refuse to properly trim trees, limbs, branches, hedges, shrubbery or other vegetation in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the Township shall cause the same to be done and invoice the property owner for the cost of same.