Lytle Fire asking for help to keep trees limbs clear of roadways for fire truck clearance

Lytle Fire Chef Matthew Dear asked the City of Lytle for permission “To allow the Fire Department to trim trees around the city so that fire apparatus can pass without striking low tree limbs.”
The council and Dear discussed different streets with trees that were near the fire department and roads around the city as well that have low tree limbs.
“We need at least 50 feet of clearance, because wet limbs hang even lower, so that our fire apparatus can pass without striking low tree limbs,” Dear said.
The council talked about different options with Dear and asked him to get with code compliance and get a list together so property owners can be given notice and asked to take care of their trees.
If the City was to have to hire someone to trim the branches, the bill could be passed on to property owners.

Dunford preliminary plat
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Public Hearing for New Impact Fees
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Lytle VFW 9-11 Celebration
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Lower speed limits to 25 mph
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By Kathleen Calame

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