Ordinances

CITY OF BELLEMEADE

ORDINANCE NO. 2016-04

Amended September 12, 2016

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSMENT FOR THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY, AND THE LEVYING OF AN AD VALOREM TAX THEREON FOR CITY PURPOSES FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR JANUARY 1, 2017 TO DECEMBER 31, 2017.

Whereas, pursuant to the provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, the City of Bellemeade is authorized for city tax purposes, to fix the tax levy and the due dates to levy and collect said taxes.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED BY THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE:

Section 1.      January 1, 2017, is herby set as the assessment date for all property subject to city taxation within the boundaries for the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky.

Section 2.      The county assessment of the property situated within the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky, is hereby adopted as the City assessment for City and such ad valorem taxes as apply for the calendar year January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Section 3.      The City Clerk is directed to obtain a true copy of the county assessment of property within the corporate limits of Bellemeade and make out tax bills there from and mail same by no later than January 1, 2017. Each bill shall show lot, total assessment of the real property and improvements, the name of the supposed owner, the ad valorem tax rate, and the total tax bill amount.

Section 4.      Upon delivery of such bills, the City Treasurer of Bellemeade shall have the responsibility of supervising the collection of same. Collection of delinquent taxes shall be made in the manner prescribed by law.

Section 5.      The proceeds of such taxes are to be used for the general operation purposes of the City.

Section 6.      The ad valorem tax rate for the calendar year 2016  shall be and is hereby fixed at 7.5 cents  per $100.00 valuation of the property as assessed for taxation. Said tax shall be due and payable as follows:

  • To January 31, 2017: Face amount of bill less discount of 5%
  • February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2017: Face amount of bill
  • March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017: Face amount of bill plus penalty of 5%
  • After March 31, 2017: Face amount of bill plus penalty of 10%, plus interest at the rate of 12% per annum from March 31, 2017, until paid

Section 7.      This ordinance shall take effect from and after passage by the City Commissioners and publication as required by law.

First reading passed this 9th day of May 2016. Amended first reading August 8, 2016

Second reading passed and approved this 13th day of June 2016. Amended September 12, 2016

____________________________

___________________                                                                         Larry Lea Odom-Groh

Mayor

Carol Howard

City Clerk

____________________

Stephen Porter

City Atorney

 

CITY OF BELLEMEADE      ORDINANCE NO. 2016- 03

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE GENERAL OPERATING PURPOSES OF AND THE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES FOR THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2016 – 2017 FROM JULY 1, 2016 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2017

WHEREAS, the City of Bellemeade is authorized and empowered to expend money for the general operating purposes of and the capital expenditures for the City.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

  1. City Revenues

The following budgeted revenues are hereby estimated for the fiscal year from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017:

General Fund  

  1. Property Taxes          $56,000
  2. Insurance Premium Taxes 60,000
  3. Interest Income 2850
  4. Franchise Fees telecommunication 4,800

Subtotal                                                                      123,650

  1. Reserves of cash and investments $493,000

Total                                                                           $616,650         

 

Road Fund

  1. Municipal Aid Road Fund 17,000
  2. Interest Income  450

Subtotal                                                                        17,450

  1. Reserves of cash and investments $191,900

Total Road Fund                                                         $ 209,350

 

  1. City Expenditures

The following budget expenditures are hereby estimated for the City for the fiscal year from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017:

General Fund  

  1. Sanitation   $ 59,000
  2. Lawn Service & maintenance 6,750
  3. Beautification                2,000
  4. Utilities – Street lights                            14,800
  5. Utilities – water entrances                 900
  6. Insurance                1,600
  7. Attorney Fees                   2,000
  8. PVA and Audit fees                 6,000
  9. Salary and Payroll               4,000
  10. Snow removal 2,000
  11. Newsletters              1,600
  12. Yard sale expenses                        300
  13. Miscellaneous 3,000
  14. Police NSAP         7,000
  15. Emergency Fund                      12,700

Subtotal                                                                             123,650

  1. Reserves not expended      493,000

Total General                                                                    $616,650               

Road Fund

  1. Road and Sign Repair   17,450
  2. Reserves not expended 191,900

Total Road                                                                           209,350

This budget reflects a real estate tax rate of .075 per $100
of property value and a 5% cash discount before January 31, 2017.

 

  1. The City Treasurer is empowered to expend money within the
    above limitations upon the review and approval of the City Commission.

 

  1. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage
    and approval by the Mayor of the City of Bellemeade and publication as
    required by law.

 

First reading May 9, 2016

 

Passed and approved this 13th  day of June     2016.

 

 

________________

Dr. Larry Lea Odom-Groh

Mayor City of Bellemeade

ATTEST:

 

 

 

 

 

______________________

Carol Howard

City Clerk

 

Approved by:

____________________

Stephen T. Porter

Attorney for the City of Bellemeade 2406 Tucker Station Road Louisville, KY 40299-4529

(502) 297-9991

CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY

ORDINANCE NO. 2016-01

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO CLOSING A PORTION OF CHARING
CROSS ROAD IN THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY

WHEREAS, the City Commission of the City of Bellemeade is desirous of
closing a portion of Charing Cross Road in Bellemeade, Kentucky,

WHEREAS, Kentucky Revised Statutes 82.405 gives the City of Bellemeade the
power to close public ways within its jurisdiction,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF
THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY:

  • The City Commision of Bellemeade has determined that a
    portion of Charing Cross Road is no longer necessary as a
    public way and should be closed.
  • The abutting property owners are as follows:

i.University of Louisville

ii. Andrew 1. Schmitt, and

iii. Brian D. and Geri M. Huff

  • Written notice of the proposed closing has been given to all the
    above abutting property owners
  • The above abutting property owners have given their written
    notarized consent (attached) to the closing, and, therefore, agree
    to the closing.
  • That portion of Charing Cross Road as shown on the attached
    plat, consisting of 2,446 square feet, is hereby closed as a public
    way.
  • The portion of Charing Cross Road that is being closed by this
    ordinance is retained as the property of the City of Bellemeade,
    Kentucky, for use by the general public as restricted by any
    regulations passed by the Commission of the City of
    Bellemeade, Kentucky.

This ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage and approval by the
Mayor of the City of Bellemeade and publication as required by law.

Passed and approved by the City of Bellemeade on the 11 th day of January, 2016

 

 

CITY OF BELLEMEADE      ORDINANCE NO. 2014- 1

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE GENERAL OPERATING PURPOSES OF AND THE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES FOR THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014 – 2015 FROM JULY 1, 2014 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2015

WHEREAS, the City of Bellemeade is authorized and empowered to expend money for the general operating purposes of and the capital expenditures for the City.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

1.                                         City Revenues

The following budgeted revenues are hereby estimated for the fiscal year from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015:

General Fund           

a. Property Taxes                                                                     $56,000

b. Insurance Premium Taxes                                                    50,000

c. Interest Income                                                                          1,500

d. Franchise Fees telecommunication                                        4,800

Subtotal                                                                                  112,300

e. Resserves of cash and investments                                 $442,500

Total                                                                                      $554,300  

Road Fund

f. Municipal Aid Road Fund                                                       21,000

g. Interest Income                                                                            500

Subtotal                                                                                    21,500

h. Reserves of cash and investments                                   $155,300

Total Road Fund                                                                  176,300


 

  1. City Expenditures

The following budget expenditures are hereby estimated for the City for the fiscal year from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015:

General Fund           

a. Sanitation                                                                           $ 58,000

b. Lawn Service & maintenance                                               6750

c. Beautification                                                                          2,000

d. Utilities – Street lights                                                       13,500

e. Utilities – water entrances                                                       90

f. Insurance                                                                                  1,600

g. Attorney Fees                                                                         2,000

h. PVA and Audit fees                                                                6,000

i. Salary and Payroll                                                                    4,000

j. Snow removal                                                                            2,000

k. Newsletters                                                                                1,600

l. Yard sale expenses                                                                        300

m. Miscellaneous                                                                            1,700

n. Police NSAP                                                                               4,200

o. Surplus to reserves                                                                    7,150

Subtotal                                                                                    112,300

p. Reserves not expended                                                         442,800

Total General                                                  544,800                      

Road Fund

q. Road and sign repair                                                                      0

r. Reserves not expended                                                         176,800

Total Road                                                                               176,800

This budget reflects a real estate tax rate of .075 per $100
of property value and a 5% cash discount before January 31, 2014.

The City Treasurer is empowered to expend money within the

  1. above limitations upon the review and approval of the City Commission.

This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage

 

  • and approval by the Mayor of the City of Bellemeade and publication as required by law.

 

First reading May 12, 2014

Passed and approved this 9th  day of June     2014.

________________

Dr. Larry Lea Odom-Groh

Mayor City of Bellemeade

ATTEST:


_________________Sharon Voelker

City Clerk

Approved by:

____________________

Stephen T. Porter

Attorney for the City of Bellemeade2406 Tucker Station RoadLouisville, KY40299-4529

(502) 297-9991

 

CITY OF BELLEMEADE

ORDINANCE NO. 2014-02

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSMENT FOR THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY, AND THE LEVYING OF AN AD VALOREM TAX THEREON FOR CITY PURPOSES FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR JANUARY 1, 2015 TO DECEMBER 31, 2015.

Whereas, pursuant to the provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, the City of Bellemeade is authorized for city tax purposes, to fix the tax levy and the due dates to levy and collect said taxes.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED BY THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE:

Section 1.      January 1, 2015, is herby set as the assessment date for all property subject to city taxation within the boundaries for the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky.

Section 2.      The county assessment of the property situated within the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky, is hereby adopted as the City assessment for City and such ad valorem taxes as apply for the calendar year January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

Section 3.      The City Clerk is directed to obtain a true copy of the county assessment of property within the corporate limits of Bellemeade and make out tax bills there from and mail same by no later than January 1, 2015. Each bill shall show lot, total assessment of the real property and improvements, the name of the supposed owner, the ad valorem tax rate, and the total tax bill amount.

Section 4.      Upon delivery of such bills, the City Treasurer of Bellemeade shall have the responsibility of supervising the collection of same. Collection of delinquent taxes shall be made in the manner prescribed by law.

Section 5.      The proceeds of such taxes are to be used for the general operation purposes of the City.

Section 6.      The ad valorem tax rate for the calendar year 2014 shall be and is hereby fixed at .075 cents per $100.00 valuation of the property as assessed for taxation. Said tax shall be due and payable as follows:

  • To January 31, 2015: Face amount of bill less discount of 5%
  • February 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015: Face amount of bill
  • March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015: Face amount of bill plus penalty of 5%
  • After March 31, 2015: Face amount of bill plus penalty of 10%, plus interest at the rate of 12% per annum from March 31, 2015, until paid

Section 7.      This ordinance shall take effect from and after passage by the City Commissioners and publication as required by law.

First reading passed and approved this 12th day of May 2014.

Second reading passed and approved this 9th day of June 2015.

____________________________

___________________                                                                          Larry Lea Odom-Groh

Mayor

Sharon Volker

City Clerk

___________________

Stephen Porter

City Atorney 

CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 2012-01

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE ORDINANCE NO. 2, SERIES 2008

WHEREAS, the City of Bellemeade is empowered by Kentucky law to enact a beautification ordinance for the City of Bellemeade.

NOW THEREFORE, THE CITY COMMISSION OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY, DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

The following amendment to City of Bellemeade Ordinance No. 2, Series 2008, shall be made:

“Section 1. Definitions” shall read as follows: Section 1. Definitions

a.   Care: Pruning and maintenance of trees

tx   Streetside: Property from front elevation of house to street. For corner lots, side elevation is included.

cl   Canopy Tree: Any streetside tree, which, when mature will provide a canopy or become part of a canopy effect as defined by the certified City of Bellemeade Arborist. This shall also include any streetside trees which, when mature, will range from fifteen feet to thirty feet in height and will not interfere with the existing overhead utility lines and which are located on a property in the City of Bellemeade that abuts Shelbyville Road.

cl   e-Remove or Removal: The actual; elimination of a tree by digging up, cutting down, or effective removal as a result of damage and/or substantial pruning.

e,   £- Substantial Pruning: Removal of branches representing more than 5o percent of a
canopy tree’s volume and including branches that are ten (10) inches or more in
diameter.

f.   gr-Certificate of Insurance: A document that proves the recommended arborist and
nursery/care company have in place general liability, automobile, and worker’s
compensation insurance that shall be maintained as long as work is performed in the
City of Bellemeade. The certificate shall include a provision that states the City of
Bellemeade shall receive a thirty (30) days’ notice from the insurance company if the
policy is going to be canceled or materially changed by the insurance company or the
insured.

Approved March 12, 2012

 

CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY

ORDINANCE # 2

SERIES # 2008

As Amended October 11, 2010

TITLE: BEAUTIFICATION IN THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO PLANTING, MAINTENANCE AND PROTECTION OF CANOPY TREES ON PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF BELLEMEADEAND ESTABLISHMENT OF A BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE, WHICH SHALL DEVELOP A PLAN FOR THE PLANTING, CARE, AND REMOVAL OF CANOPY TREES PLANTED ON PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE.

 

WHEREAS, maintenance of the City’s canopy trees on private property is a valuable contribution to the City’s environment and thus the welfare of its residents; and

WHEREAS, trees provide more privacy and a sense of solitude for its residents; and

WHEREAS, trees create a feeling of relaxation and well-being for its residents; and

WHEREAS, trees reduce air pollution by removing carbon dioxide from the air, noise, glare, wind and soil erosion; and

WHEREAS, trees conserve water and energy; and

WHEREAS, trees reduce storm water runoff by capturing falling precipitation; and

WHEREAS, trees increase the canopy and beauty of the City of Bellemeade, its wildlife and plant

diversity, and its property value;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky:

Section 1. Definitions

a. Care: Pruning and maintenance of canopy trees

b. Streetside: Property from front elevation of house to street. For corner lots, side elevation is included.

c. Canopy Tree: Any street side tree, which when mature, will provide a canopy or become part of a canopy effect as defined by the certified City of Bellemeade Arborist.

e. Remove or Removal: The actual elimination of a tree by digging up, cutting down, or effective removal as a result of damage and/or substantial pruning.

f. Substantial Pruning: Removal of branches representing more than 50 percent of a canopy tree’s volume and including branches that are ten (10) inches or more in diameter.

g. Certificate of Insurance: A document that proves the recommended arborist and nursery/care company have in place general liability, automobile, and worker’s compensation insurance that shall be maintained as long as work is performed in the City of Bellemeade. This certificate shall include a provision that states the City of Bellemeade shall receive a thirty (30) days’ notice from the insurance company if the policy is going to be cancelled or materially changed by the insurance company or the insured.

Section 2. Creation and Establishment of a City Beautification Committee

There is hereby created and established a Beautification Committee in an advisory capacity for the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky, named City of Bellemeade Beautification Committee. All meetings of the Committee shall be open to the public.

Section 3. Membership

Membership shall consist of a maximum of seven (7) members, which shall include at least one (1) Commissioner and residents with an interest in trees as a major component of the City of Bellemeade’s physical and aesthetic environment. They shall be appointed by the Mayor, ratified by the Commission, and shall serve without compensation.

 

Section 4. Term of Beautification Committee Members

The term of the members of the City of Bellemeade Beautification Committee shall be for two (2) years with the option to be reappointed. The term of the first Committee, appointed by the mayor, shall be deemed to have begun when this ordinance is enacted. When a member’s term is completed, or when a vacancy occurs during the term of any member, the Committee may compile a list of interested persons to present to the Mayor from which (s)he may select a successor(s).

Section 5. Duties and Responsibilities

It shall be the responsibility of the Beautification Committee to develop, keep current, and implement a written plan for the preservation of canopy trees and the canopy effect in the City of Bellemeade through the planting, care, and selective removal of canopy trees in the City of Bellemeade. Such a plan will be presented annually to the City of Bellemeade Commission in January, and,upon acceptance and approval, shall constitute the City’s official comprehensive beautification plan for the new year.

The Beautification Committee shall:

 

1. Recommend, to the City of Bellemeade Commission, an arborist on a contract basis to survey all existing canopy trees and present a prioritized written report to the Beautification Committee as to recommended pruning, maintenance or removal, and recommend the canopy tree species and location for planting of new trees so as to increase the tree canopy in the City of Bellemeade. This survey and report will be repeated every two (2) years, or as needed. Arborist shall be required to provide a current Certificate of Insurance and a Certificate of Arboriculture.

 

2. Determine the number of trees it shall support for planting, care and removal each year.

3. Recommend to the City of Bellemeade Commission, after a public competitive bidding process,

a company or companies to be recommended to property owners for tree purchase, planting, removal and care. Any company so recommended shall carry a current Certificate of Insurance with the City of Bellemeade as an additional insured as well as any property owner that uses that company.

 

4. Notify City residents who qualify for a canopy tree and obtain their approval before planting. Provide them with the name of the nursery/care company the Beautification Committee recommends and with whom they need to contract in order to receive any financial assistance from the City.

 

5. Notify City residents of canopy trees needing care or removal and provide them with the care/removal company the Beautification Committee recommends and with whom they need to contract in order to receive any financial assistance from the City.

 

6. Recommend, to the City of Bellemeade Commission, a nursery/care company or companies through which to purchase canopy trees.

 

7. Recommend, to the City of Bellemeade Commission, a nursery/care company to plant the new canopy trees recommended by the arborist in approved locations so as to increase the tree canopy in the City of Bellemeade.

 

Section 6. Operation

The Beautification Committee shall choose its own officers, which shall consist of Chairperson, Secretary, Accountant to record expenditures and work under the City of Bellemeade Treasurer, and a Tree Journalist to record the tree species and location of canopy trees planted, maintained or removed with the City of Bellemeade support. A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.

 

Section 7. Canopy Tree Species to be Planted

The Beautification Committee, under advisement of the arborist, shall formulate an official Canopy Tree List for the City of Bellemeade. A property owner who chooses not to plant a canopy species or chooses a location other than that which was recommended by the arborist and without the written permission of the Beautification Committee will not receive financial assistance from the City of Bellemeade. The canopy trees shall be planted no closer than twelve (12) feet from the edge of the road nor planted in the surface drainage ditch along the side of the road.

 

 

Section 8. Pruning and Removal of Obstructing Trees or Shrubs

Every property owner shall prune or remove any tree(s) and shrubs so that such tree(s) or shrubs shall not obstruct the light from any street lamp or obstruct the view of any street sign, or the view of any driver at an intersection. The Beautification Committee will notify, in writing, the property owner of such tree(s) or shrubs.

 

Section 9. Care and Removal of Canopy Trees Located on Property in the City of Bellemeade by the Beautification Committee

The Beautification Committee shall, upon the recommendation of its arborist, notify, in writing, the owner of any canopy tree(s) that needs to be pruned, maintained, or removed because it presents a hazard to life and property or harbors insects or disease, which constitute a potential threat to other trees within the City of Bellemeade. The property owner can accept or reject the recommendation. If the owner accepts, the City of Bellemeade may offer financial assistance if these procedural steps are followed. The owner contracts with the care/removal company recommended by the City of Bellemeade for the work. Care or removal shall be completed within sixty (60) days after the date of service of notice unless an extension is granted by the Committee. In cases where imminent harm exists to person(s) or property from a sudden change in the physical condition of a canopy tree(s), pruning, maintenance, or removal shall be completed in a time period recommended by the City of Bellemeade Arborist. The City of Bellemeade may pay 50%, but not to exceed the amount contained in the annual Beautification Budget, of the cost of the care or removal provided that the company recommended by the Beautification Committee is contracted by the owner. When the action taken is canopy tree removal, the City may pay 50%, but not to exceed the amount contained in the annual Beautification Budget, of the cost and planting of a recommended canopy

tree in a location recommended by the arborist provided that the company recommended by the

Beautification Committee is contracted by the owner.

 

Section 10. Substantial Pruning and Removal of Canopy Trees Located on Property in the City of

Bellemeade by Property Owner 1. Any person wishing to substantially prune or remove any canopy tree(s) on property in the City of Bellemeade, and wishes to receive financial assistance and agrees to accept the following procedures, shall deliver a written Request for Tree Pruning or Removal to the Mayor or Chairperson of the Beautification Committee, stating specifically the reason(s) and the action proposed, and clearly identifying the canopy tree(s) to be affected.

 

Approval to remove or substantially prune a canopy tree(s) requires a written approval by the current City of Bellemeade Arborist, the expense for which shall be paid by the City of Bellemeade. The property owner shall be notified in writing within thirty (30) days after the date of application, by the City of Bellemeade Arborist, of the status of the written request. The City of Bellemeade may assist the property owner by paying 50%, but not to exceed the amount contained in the annual Beautification Budget, of the substantial pruning or removal cost provided the company recommended by the Beautification Committee is contracted by the property owner. When the action taken is tree removal, the City may pay 50%, but not to exceed the amount contained in the annual Beautification Budget, of the cost and planting of the recommended canopy tree in a location recommended by the arborist provided the company recommended by the Beautification Committee is contracted by the property owner.

 

2. If a Request for Tree Pruning or Removal is determined by the current City of Bellemeade Arborist to be denied, the arborist shall specifically state the reasons for the denial in writing to the property owner and the Beautification Committee within thirty (30) days after the date of application.

 

 

 

 

 

3. When the property owner does not accept the decision made by the City of Bellemeade Arborist, s/he may obtain a second opinion by a certified arborist, the expense for which shall be paid by the property owner. This arborist’s opinion(s) shall be written, dated, and signed by the arborist with a copy of his/her current certification attached and sent to the Mayor or Chairperson of the Beautification Committee. The City of Bellemeade Arborist shall be given a copy of any opposing opinions and, within thirty (30) days after receiving these opinions, contact the property owner’s arborist, offer to meet with that arborist on site, and issue an updated recommendation to the City of Bellemeade Commission and the property owner within thirty (30) days of the on-site meeting. This recommendation shall be written, dated, and signed by the City of Bellemeade Arborist.

 

4. In cases where imminent harm exists to person(s) or property from a sudden change in the physical condition of a canopy tree(s), pruning or removal shall be completed in a time period recommended by the City of Bellemeade Arborist.

 

5. In the case of natural, city-wide emergencies, such as a windstorm or other disasters, the requirements of these regulations may be waived by the City so that work to restore order in the City of Bellemeade shall not be impeded. In the event of a city-wide disaster, the City of Bellemeade shall have no responsibility for removal or pruning, but may pay 50%, but not to exceed the amount contained in the annual Beautification Budget, of the cost and planting of a recommended canopy tree in a location recommended by the arborist provided that the company recommended by the Beautification Committee is contracted by the owner. This tree replacement may be spread over several years.

 

 

 

6. The following is the Request for Substantial Tree Pruning or Removal.

 

 

CITY OF BELLEMEADE

SUBSTANTIAL PRUNING OR TREE REMOVAL

Substantial pruning or removal of canopy trees located in the City of Bellemeade is controlled by City Ordinance #2. As specified within the Ordinance, approval for the substantial pruning or removal of canopy trees must be approved by the City Arborist. This completed form serves as approval or denial to substantially prune or remove the specified tree(s) only.

Name: _____________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________

Substantial Pruning _______ Removal _______

Reason(s) for Substantial Pruning or Removal: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Location and Species of Tree: ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Received by: ___________________________ Date: ______________

Action Taken: Approved _____ Denied _____ Date: __________

Reasons for Denial:

________________________________

 

City Arborist: _________________

Date of Inspection: ________

 

 

 

Section 11. City of Bellemeade Beautifiction Committee Funding

The City of Bellemeade shall annually budget money to support the City of Bellemeade Beautification Program. A specific amount shall be allocated to the Canopy Tree Fund.

 

The Canopy Tree Fund shall assist residents by paying 50%, but not to exceed the amount contained in the annual Beautification Budget, of the cost of the care or removal of canopy trees and 50%, but not to exceed the amount contained in the annual Beautification Budget, of the cost and planting of new canopy trees in the City of Bellemeade. This Fund shall also cover operating expenses incurred by the Beautification Committee and the arborist.

 

 

Section 12. Review by City of Bellemeade Commission

The City of Bellemeade Commission shall have the right to review the conduct, acts, and decisions of the City of Bellemeade Beautification Committee and/or the City of Bellemeade Arborist and the right to accept or reject them. Any person may appeal any ruling or order of the Beautification Committee and/or the City of Bellemeade Arborist to the Commission, which may hear the matter and make the final decision.

 

 

This Ordinance has been approved by:

 

Mayor: _____________________________ Date: ____________

 

City Clerk: __________________________ Date: ____________

 

City Attorney: _______________________  Date: ____________