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  O-19
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  September 12, 2011
COUNCILLOR SIMMONS

WHEREAS: Trees not only provide shade, they trap carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and keep our city looking beautiful; and
   
WHEREAS: Unhealthy trees can easily be brought down by strong winds, posing a significant danger to life and property; and
   
WHEREAS: On the sidewalk in front of the Truman apartment building at 25 Eighth Street, there is a visibly afflicted and obviously unhealthy tree; and
    
WHEREAS: On the same sidewalk in front of the Truman apartment building, a large broken branch is hanging precariously from a healthy tree; now therefore be it
   
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Commissioner of Public Works to remove the broken branch before it causes physical injury or property damage and to arrange for the City Arborist to inspect the ailing tree; and be it further
    
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on the steps that should be taken to restore this tree to full health. 
   

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