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Tree Rebate

  1. Program participants MUST call the Texas Excavation Safety System (DIGTESS) prior to planting trees. Call 1(800) DIG-TESS (or 811) and provide your reference number for utility location services in the box below.

  2. Attach a copy of your paid invoice or receipt for the tree(s) for which you are claiming a rebate, indicating date of purchase, supplier name, and address. Qualifiying trees must be puchased after program start date and planted within 15 days of puchase. There is a maximum number of trees per residence; each tree must be five-gallon size or larger and greater than $25 in cost. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  3. Which of the following qualifying species will you be planting?

  4. Tree Rebate Program Guidelines

  5. I (the applicant) am 18 years of age or older.

  6. I understand this program provides a $25 rebate per tree, with a maximum amount of $75 for three (3) trees per applicant per program year, provided by the Town of Hickory Creek in the form of a check. I understand that I may only claim one application for rebate per tree for my purchase of one to a maximum of three qualified trees, that the purchase price of each tree must be $25 or greater, and that I may receive no more than a total of $75 in rebates during the program year.

  7. I understand that the Hickory Creek Town Council has appropriated a limited amount of funds for this program. I understand that once those funds are extinguished, there will be no further rebates. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

  8. I also understand that I must submit written itemized proof of purchase with my written request for rebate of any tree upon which I claim a rebate, clearly showing the identity of the vendor, the date of purchase, the size of the tree, and the price of the tree.

  9. I understand that to qualify for this rebate, the purchased tree must be of a size of at least five (5) gallons or larger when purchased and must be chosen from the Approved Tree List, found on the preceding page of this form. No other trees are approved for this rebate program. I also understand that the tree(s) for which I seek a rebate under this program must be planted by me within the town limits of Hickory Creek, Texas. I understand that I am responsible for the care and maintenance of any tree purchased under this program, and that the Town of Hickory Creek does not in any way warrant or guarantee the quality, fitness, or survival of the tree(s).

  10. I understand that tree(s) cannot be planted within utility easments, and I agree to follow all prescribed placement, planting, and maintenance procedures specified by Town Staff in written instructions provided to me. If the tree(s) is expected to exceed a maximum height of 25 feet when fully grown, then the tree(s) must be planted more than 20 feet away from any overhead utiltiy lines. Applicants shall be aware of all utiltiy infrastructures prior to planting and be aware of any line of sight obstruction for traffic.

  11. I understand that to qualify for the rebate, the purchased tree(s) must be planted a minimum of 10 feet away from a building's foundation and on property owned by me or on which I have received written approval of the owner, within the Town of Hickory Creek.

  12. I understand that to qualify for the rebate, the information which I submit herein is true and correct, subject to visual inspection, verification, and photo documentation by the Town of Hickory Creek and its representatives.

  13. I understand that the Town of Hickory Creek is not responsible for any personal or property damage incurred by a tree owner's participation in this program. I agree that the Town of Hickory Creek, its officers, officials, employees, agents, and representatives shall not be liable or responsible for, and shall be saved, held harmless, released, and indemnified by applicant from any and all suits, actions, losses, damages, claims, orliability of any kind, including but not limited to costs of litigation, court costs, and attorney fees for injury or death to any person, or injury to any property received or sustaine dby any person or persons or property arising out of, or occasioned by, directly, or indireclty, the participation of th eapplicant in this program, EXPRESSLY INCLUDING CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENCE OF THE TOWN, ITS OFFICERS, OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES.

  14. I understand that the Town of Hickory Creek reserves the right to deny any rebate request if this application does not conform to the program qualifications, procedures, and specifications, with no exceptions. The application smust be mailed, electronically sent via online form, or hand delivered to: Town of Hickory Creek Tree Rebate, 1075 Ronald Reagan Avenue, Hickory Creek, Texas 75065. The application must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than May 15, 2019. The Town reserves the right to terminate this program at any time. Only Town approved applications are eligible for payment under this rebate program.

  15. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date, and 4) you have thoroughly read, understand, and agree to comply with all program guidelines for the Tree Rebate Program.

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