News: Colby (Dutch Elm Disease - 1969)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 10/14/2015

Originally published in the Colby Phonograph, Thursday, October 9, 1969.

The Colby City Council adopted a diseased tree ordinance and discussed matters relating to several other ordinances at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, evening, October 7.

The Dutch elm and tree disease patrol ordinance, adopted unanimously, provided for inspection of trees within the city “at least twice a year” and for treatment or removal of dead, diseased or nuisance trees.

The city may order the treatment or removal of trees on private property or boulevards if they are judged to be dead, diseased or a nuisance. If the property owner does not act as ordered, the city may take the necessary action. City removal and hauling of tree on private property will be charged to the property owner. However, property owners will be charge only for removal in the case of trees located on the terrace strip between the lot line and the curb.



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