Why do we trim trees and shrubs?

We are all very proud of our Tree City designation, and we work closely with our City Arborist to maintain a healthy and functional tree-scape. City ordinance requires that trees that overhang the street be no lower than twelve feet above the ground and it also requires a minimum of eight feet of clearance over sidewalks. The homeowner is responsible for the maintenance of these minimum parameters. This ordinance allows for the safe flow of traffic on our streets. This also allows us to safely sweep the streets and plow snow along the curb line. As a service to our residents we trim one quarter of the City each year after notifying and giving the residents the opportunity to conduct their own trimming if they so desire.

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1. How many units are in the City of Moscow Fleet?
2. What types of repairs are conducted by the Fleet Division?
3. How is the replacement cycle for City vehicles determined?
4. Does the City Fleet send any repair work to local shops?
5. What efforts does fleet make toward sustainability and fiscal responsibility?
6. What are the Streets Division responsibilities?
7. How many employees are in the Streets Division?
8. How many lane-miles of street do we maintain?
9. How long does it take to plow the entire town?
10. What are the plowing procedures (when and where do we plow and with how much snow?)
11. How many storm water detention ponds do we maintain?
12. How many miles of storm drainage pipe do we have?
13. How many street lights do we have?
14. Why do we trim trees and shrubs?
15. Why has the City of Moscow not paved my gravel street or alley?
16. Who is responsible for sidewalk snow removal and repair?