At its meeting last Tuesday evening, Cadiz City Council members, by a vote of 5 – 0, allowed Cadiz Renaissance on Main to pursue Tree City USA status. Several Council Members were uneasy about some of the language in the sample Tree Ordinance.
“According to this sample, I think it gives them (Cadiz Renaissance) too much authority,” said Council Member Manuel Brown. “It’s a sample copy, and we can make our own ordinance … but if it’s anything like this, I won’t vote for it.”
The sample Tree Ordinance included limits on the kinds of trees that could be planted along city streets and the distances trees could be planted from other trees, sidewalks and curbs. Other sections regulated tree trimming and topping.
Council Member Todd King said that while he too had reservations about some of the language, he was told by Renaissance Member Becky Boggess that they don’t have to go with the sample ordinance, and that all that group wanted was permission to apply for the grant.
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