Tree Commission Meeting

Date: September 18, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM

Ferguson Township Tree Commission (FTTC)
September 18, 2017
Meeting Agenda
Time 5:30pm

Call to Order

June and July Meeting Minutes
The FTTC shall review and approve the minutes from the June meeting and July tree tour.

Ferguson Township ABC Email Policy
Dave Modricker, Public Works Director, will provide an overview of the Township email policy for Authorities, Boards and Commissions. A copy of this policy is part of the agenda.

Tree Removal and Replacement Proposals
The arborist has prepared maps and lists for 2017 tree removals and their replacements after the FTTC tree tour in July. The FTTC should recommend edits as necessary before letters are sent to the affected property owners for the public hearing in October.

Haymarket Park Drainage Channel Planting
The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors has asked the FTTC to produce a riparian buffer planting plan for a rock lined drainage channel in Haymarket Park. The arborist will provide photos and an aerial view of the area along with a first draft planting plan. The FTTC should review these items and recommend changes as needed.

Mulch Volcanos
The FTTC has shown interest in providing more outreach efforts to residents in regards to mulch volcanos. Recently the arborist has prepared a fact sheet that was distributed in the Township e-Newsletter, and promoted on Twitter. The FTTC should recommend further outreach efforts as needed.

Nuisance Section of Tree Ordinance
The FTTC requested a discussion on the section of the tree ordinance regarding nuisance by disease or pest on private property. That section of the ordinance is included in the agenda packet and the FTTC should discuss how to handle these issues in the future.

Arborist's Report
The Arborist will review work activities and plan reviews since the last meeting.

Communications to Commission Members
This is an opportunity for FTTC members to report on any contact by residents regarding FTTC matters.

Future Agenda Items
2018 Additional Planting Opportunities, 2018 Operating Budget

Next meeting date and time is 6:30 pm October 16 for the Public Hearing on Tree Removals

September 18, 2017 FTTC Agenda

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