8.30.040 – Tree preservation requirements for building lots

  1. This section shall apply to Building Lots where a Tree Preservation Plan has previously been approved or where a Tree Preservation Plan for the Building Lot is required as a part of the approved preliminary plan of subdivision or planned unit development.

  2. No live tree(s) of six inches (6”) or more DBH shall be removed except as permitted by an approved Tree Preservation Plan.

  3. A proposed Tree Preservation Plan shall be submitted with the application for a building permit where trees six inches (6”) or more DBH exist on the Building Lot if (a) no Tree Preservation Plan has been approved for the Building Lot or (b) the applicant proposes to alter the approved Tree Preservation Plan.

  4. The City Administrator or his designee shall approve a Tree Preservation Plan (or amendment thereto) for a Building Lot if the application complies with the provisions of this Chapter and in particular the standards of Section 8.30.070 § 1.

  5. Appeals:  A property owner may appeal the denial of a Tree Preservation Plan to the City Council by submitting a written request. If the City Council finds that the standards of Section          8.30.070 § 2have been met, it may approve the Tree Preservation Plan and may include conditions it deems necessary to ensure compliance with this Chapter.

(2014-M-27: § 1; 2001-M-73: § 1)