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Residents could share cost of tree removal

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

City council members Tuesday asked City Administrator Scott Langel to look into possible property owner assistance in funding additional tree-clean-up of the Goose Creek area.

Langel told the council at last week's session that removal of trees seen as adding impediment and debris along the creek area has now been complete, but that some property owners have indicated their desire for removal of 100 percent of the trees on what is believed to be railroad-owned property.

Cost of such a project, Langel said, could be between $8,000 and $10,000.

Councilman Ken Nelson suggested due consideration of the possibility of the city setting a precedent in such a removal program with Councilman Mark Miller questioning city liability with an extended removal effort. Langel has been instructed to obtain an estimate on possible expanded removal costs. He will also look into availability of "hold harmless" insurance for the city -- possibly paid for by residents favoring an expanded tree removal project.

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