8.16.020 – Inspections authorized

The City Engineer is authorized and empowered to enter upon any lot or parcel of land in the city at any reasonable hour for the purpose of inspecting any elm trees or dead elmwood situated thereon, and the director of special services may remove such specimens from any such tree, because it is dead or substantially dead, may serve as a breeding place for any carrier of dutch elm disease. It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation, to take any action to prevent the director of special services from entering on any lot or parcel of land in the city for the purpose of such inspection, or to interfere with him in the performance of any of his duties provided for under the provisions of this chapter.

(1986-M-63: § 4; Prior code: § 27.202)