Bill Summary for S 259 (2019-2020)

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Mar 14 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 259 (Local) Filed Thursday, March 14, 2019
AN ACT PROVIDING THAT THE TOWN OF DAVIDSON MAY ADOPT ORDINANCES THAT PROHIBIT THE REMOVAL OF HERITAGE TREES FROM PROPERTY TO BE DEVELOPED FOR SINGLE-FAMILY OR DUPLEX RESIDENTIAL USES.
Intro. by Marcus.

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Current law, Section 4, SL 1997-420, authorizes certain municipalities, including the Town of Davidson, to adopt ordinances to regulate the planting, removal, and preservation of trees on public and private property within the municipality, with the exception of property to be developed for single-family or duplex residential uses. Applicable to the Town of Davidson only, amends Section 4, SL 1997-420, to permit an ordinance adopted pursuant to the Section to prohibit the removal of heritage trees from property to be developed for single-family or duplex residential uses. Defines heritage tree to mean a native tree species that is 30 inches in diameter at breast height.

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