Park strip modifications restricted by Utah city

CENTERVILLE, Utah (AP) — Changing the landscaping of a park strip will now require permits for Centerville homeowners.The Standard-Examiner of Ogden says planting trees and adding decorative stones can only be done after getting city approval after the city council passed new rules about park strip maintenance.The rules prohibit asphalt or concrete in the 8 to 10 foot areas between the sidewalk and street.Previously, no restrictions were placed on landscaping for the strips.City Manager Steve Thacker says the restrictions were needed because some trees were obstructing the vision of drivers and utility companies were having difficulty with access.The new rules will limit the types of trees homeowners can use and require branches to be pruned properly.Permits for landscaping changes will not cost homeowners

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