Sioux Falls City Council NEEDS to listen to this Parks Board Meeting!

It seems we are running into some gray area when it comes to who will destroy Ash trees in the boulevard (parking strip – city owned property). I really think it is time the city council proposes an ordinance that makes the city responsible for removing these trees. (It costs around $1,000 to remove a full grown healthy tree, the cost goes up once it is diseased and brittle).

This could cost homeowners (adjacent property owners) millions to take care of city property if the council doesn’t act now!

Listen HERE. First meeting at the top.


#1 D@ily Spin on 06.07.18 at 8:07 pm

In other cities, a private contractor removes trees and is paid at cost with the value of the wood as profit. Why not here? Oh, not stupid and to practical. Sounds like business owners on the council. No wonder they need council checks to supplement their income.

#2 l3wis on 06.08.18 at 7:58 am

As mentioned in the meeting, the city will probably have to be pro-active on this, because if they wait for the boulevard trees to die and become brittle, they become a liability for the CITY not the adjacent property owner. I still thinks the CC needs to clarify in ordinance that the city will have to manage these trees.

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