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Mayor Hal Richards

Q. - When is the City going to trim some of the trees in our area so we can get our motorhome down the road without running someone off the road or doing damage to our motorhome?

 

Also, who is responsible for low hanging wires over the roads that something with a 13 foot clearance can't get under, you know like motorhomes, buses, the fire dept.

Answer - Thanks for your inquiry.

 

Property owners are primarily responsible for maintaining trees and landscaping so that it does not become a traffic or pedestrian hazard. In some cases, a City crew will trim trees if branches are too low over the street, but the City does not have the manpower to constantly maintain trees all over the City.

 

The rule of thumb is to trim trees that intrude into the right of way if the branches are lower than 12 feet. The clearance height of our tallest Fire Apparatus is 11 ½ feet. The utility companies (electric, phone, cable) are responsible for adequate clearance of overhead wires.

 

The City relies on citizens to report specific addresses where any hazard or problem exists. This is not only for low branches and low wires, but also for water leaks, potholes, and code violations. There are specific sites on the web site for such reports or they can be directed to the administration department by email or by telephone at 972-551-6600.

 

Sincerely,

 

Hal Richards, Mayor

 

 

 

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201 East Nash St.
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Terrell, Texas 75160
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