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File #: Ord 21-48    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/17/2021
Title: Amending Chapter 175A of the Legislative Code, Emerald Ash Borer Pest Insect, by deleting it in its entirety and combining its provisions into Chapter 175 of the Legislative Code.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Title
Amending Chapter 175A of the Legislative Code, Emerald Ash Borer Pest Insect, by deleting it in its entirety and combining its provisions into Chapter 175 of the Legislative Code.

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WHEREAS, the city finds that Emerald Ash Borer Pest Insect falls within the more general category of Dangerous Trees; and

WHEREAS, similar procedures apply to the abatement of costs for removal of Emerald Ash Borer and other dangerous trees, including procedures for assessment of costs, and that the two categories can be combined into one ordinance;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of St. Paul does ordain:


SECTION 1

Chapter 175A of the Legislative Code, is hereby amended to delete it in its entirety.
Sec. 175A.01. Policy.
The city council has determined that there are many ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) growing on public and private premises within the city, the loss of which would substantially depreciate the value of public and private premises, and impair the safety, good order, general welfare and convenience of the public. The council has determined that the health and life of such trees is threatened by the exotic, invasive pest Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, commonly known as emerald ash borer. The council hereby declares its intention to control and prevent the spread of the insect pests and declares the emerald ash borer to be a public nuisance.
(C.F. No. 09-1348, § 1, 1-13-10)
Sec. 175A.02. Nuisances.
The following is declared to be a public nuisance whenever they may be found within the city:
(1) Any ash tree or stump found to harbor Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire.
(2) Any ash firewood or cut logs found to harbor Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire.
(C.F. No. 09-1348, § 1, 1-13-10)
Sec. 175A.03. Plant pest control program.
It is the intention of the council of the city to conduct a program of plant pest control pursuant to the authority granted by Minn. Stats. section 18G.13. This program is directed specifically at the control and elim...

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