Tree Board Minutes June 2016

WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD

A meeting of the Windy Hills Tree Board was held on Thursday, June 2, 2016  at 7:00 P.M. at the home of Cheri Silvey-Slusher 1307 Killiney Place  40207.

 

Members present were: Chair, Cheri Silvey-Slusher, Marcia Myers, Cathy Thompson, and Amy Carter. Also present was City Council Representative Kate Greer.

Minutes:  Minutes from March 3, 2016 were approved.

Financial Report: A financial report from the City Office was distributed.

 Balance as of 6-2-2016

    Tree Board Arborist        $1087.50
     Resident Tree Program  $1389.94
     Tree Board                     $6554.64

     Total                               $9032.08

 

Chair Report: – Cheri Silvey-Slusher

Additional funds may be available from the City of Windy Hills that could go to the board’s unfunded goal of care and maintenance of existing trees along with continued planting of canopy trees in targeted areas needing trees. Chair will meet with Council working group to present the proposal.

If additional funding is made available by the city, the 2016 Work Plan will be amended to provide for tree care and maintenance identified by the arborist’s inventory and the planting of 30 more trees in areas of the city to be identified. 

In light of tree issues being identified in our city inventory and the Tree Board’s mandate under city ordinance 12-04, a letter has been drafted to notify residents of tree concerns on their property which need attention.

Arborist Report was submitted in writing by Arborist Caroline Westfall. This included her inventory of trees on Ambridge Drive and recommendations for their care or replacement.

 

Arbor Day Report – Cathy Thompson served as chair for the event. Over 50 residents participated. Tree recipients were notified and trees will be distributed at planting time. Arborist Caroline Westfall’s pruning demonstration was well received. Remaining beverages will be donated to the city 4th of July celebration.

 

The next meeting will be Thursday, August 4 , 2016  at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Cheri Silvey-Slusher 1307 Killiney Place  40207.

 

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