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If a tree falls on an Atherton road, who pays to move it?

Published Tuesday March 7

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If a tree falls in Atherton, who pays to get it out of the road? That question was pondered by Atherton’s City Council at a March 1 study session.

City Attorney Bill Connors had recommended the town continue a practice begun last Nov of charging the owners of fallen trees in roadways all the costs of clearing them.

But council members favored finding a way to revert to the town’s previous practice. The town had cleared trees from roadways at public expense, leaving the homeowner to pay for removing the rest of the tree from the roadside. Reverting to that policy might require changing town laws, the council was told.

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