[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Roselle 7-29-1960 by Ord. No. 1037. Section 27-1 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Sections 14-1, 14-2 and 14-3 of the Revised Ordinances of the Borough of Roselle adopted 7-29-1960 as Ord. No. 1037.
The Borough of Roselle Shade Tree Commission heretofore created is hereby continued and shall consist of five (5) members, residents of the borough, to be appointed by the Mayor and to serve without compensation, except for the member appointed secretary who shall receive compensation as determined by the Shade Tree Commission.
The terms of office of members hereafter appointed to the Commission shall be for a period of five (5) years. All terms shall expire on December 31 of the respective year, and appointments to fill any unexpired vacancy shall be for the unexpired term only.
The Shade Tree Commission shall have the following powers:
To exercise full and exclusive control over the regulation, planting and care of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery now located or which may hereafter be planted in any public highway, park or parkway, except county parks or parkways, of the borough, including the planting, trimming, spraying, care and protection thereof.
To regulate and control the use of the ground surrounding the same, so far as may be necessary for their proper growth, care and protection.
To move, or require the removal of any tree or part thereof dangerous to public safety, at the expense of the owner of such tree.
To remove any tree or part thereof at the request and expense of the owner of such tree.
To care for and control such parks and parkways; encourage arboriculture; make, alter, amend and repeal, in the manner prescribed for passage, alteration, amendment and repeal of ordinances by the governing body, any and all ordinances necessary or proper for carrying out the provisions hereof.
To contract with the owner of any real estate in the borough to supply to him material and labor for the purpose of planting, cultivating or removing trees, grass, flowers or shrubbery, and to charge the actual cost thereof to such owner. If, after such material or labor is supplied, payment therefor is not made on demand, such Commission may certify the actual cost thereof to the Tax Collector; whereupon the sum so certified shall be collected by said Collector as other taxes on real property are collected.
In addition to the enumerated powers granted herein, the Shade Tree Commission shall have such other powers as may be from time to time provided for by law.