Town of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Boonton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-4-2003 by Ord. No. 17-2003[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Art. I, Shade Trees, adopted 12-17-1990 as Ch. XVIII of the 1990 Code, as amended.
A. 
Required permission (non-utility operations).
(1) 
No person shall cut, prune, remove, treat, spray, damage, kill or otherwise deliberately adversely affect the health of any tree within a public right-of-way or upon Town-owned property without the prior written consent of the Superintendent of Public Works.
(2) 
The electric and telephone utilities operating within the Town of Boonton shall have the right to remove trees without prior approval of the Superintendent when an emergency exists and when obtaining prior approval is not practical. At all times, said utilities shall have the right to trim trees when reasonably required for the purpose of ensuring continuous electric or telephone utility service or to avoid danger to the public or electric or telephone utility personnel or equipment.
B. 
Planting and tree removal within the public rights-of-way and upon Town-owned property shall be performed by or under the supervision of the Department of Public Works.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be liable upon conviction for penalties in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 64 of Title 40 of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey (N.J.S.A. 40:64-1 et seq.), as it is amended and supplemented from time to time.