It is that time of year again when Monroe residents are reminded that as property owners they are responsible for trees on or overhanging the city streets. City ordinances states that branches need to be at least fifteen (15) feet above the surface of the street and eight (8) feet above any sidewalk. With the winter months fast approaching weight on branches from heavy snow fall could cause a traffic hazard. The Monroe Public Works Department will be putting door hangers on doors notifying property owners in violation.
The city tree ordinance can be seen at www.MonroeIA.com Chapter 151. If you have questions, please feel free to call City Hall at 259-2319.