City of Smithville, MO
Clay County
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[Ord. No. 2336-04 §1, 12-21-2004]
A. 
The City shall have the right to plant, prune, remove and maintain trees, plants, shrubs and vegetation within the right-of-way or bounds of all streets, alleys, lanes, squares and public grounds as may be necessary to insure public safety or to preserve or enhance the symmetry and beauty of public grounds.
B. 
The City may remove or order to be removed within the City right-of-way or bounds of all streets, alleys, lanes, squares and public grounds any tree, plant, shrub or vegetation or part thereof which is in an unsafe condition, which obstructs the view of traffic or which is injurious to sewers, sidewalks, electric power lines, gas lines, water lines or other public improvements or is infected with any injurious insect, pest or disease.
C. 
On any tree overhanging any street or right-of-way within the City, the City shall have the right to prune the branches so that such tree will not obstruct the view of any street intersection or obstruct traffic in any way or interfere with persons utilizing the sidewalk or street.
D. 
Abutting property owners shall have the responsibility to perform normal tree care on all street trees.