One member of the Keokuk City Council wants residents to address a growing nuisance.
City code requires residents to trim their trees so they do not block sidewalks or extend out over city streets. The excessive limbs can damage larger vehicles like fire engines and garbage trucks.
1st Ward Alderman Mike O’Connor says there are too many properties, throughout Keokuk, where the trees are out of control.
He wants to put the entire city “on notice” to deal with these overgrown trees.