Tree Board Minutes August 2016

WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD MINUTES AUGUST 4, 2016

A meeting of the Windy Hills Tree Board was held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7:00 P.M at the home of Cheri Silvey-Slusher, 1307 Killiney Place, 40207.

 

Members present were: Cheri Silvey-Slusher, Shaun Danahy, Jodi Smiley, and Marcia Myers. Council Representative Kate Greer and Mayor Jim Ising were also present.

The minutes of the June 2, 2016 meeting were approved.

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

Account balances as of June 30, 2016 are:

Tree Board arborist account        $1087.50

Resident Tree Program - $1489.94

Tree Board General Fund - $6929.64

Total Balance - $9507.08

Mayor’s Report –Mayor Jim Ising thanked the board for its work and discussed issues of tree maintenance throughout the city including areas maintained by the city. He reported that efforts are proceeding for the city to care for the trees on Ambridge, attending to the needs while being careful stewards of taxpayer funding. The Tree Board hopes that after arborist Caroline Westfall’s tree survey is complete, other related needs (such as landscaped islands) throughout the city could be added for a comprehensive snapshot of the tree and landscaping needs of our city for health, safety, and beautification. This will enable the Tree Board, the City Council, and residents to work together strategically and would be helpful in applications for grants that may be available.

A report was received from arborist Mike Hayman about his work on plantings at Foeburn and Westport.

City Council Report –Kate Greer reported that the community event which was rained out on July 4th will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016. A document shredding opportunity will be included.

In the absence of Caroline Westfall, there was no Arborist Report.

In the absence of Ward Wilson, the project of Tree Board Clarification was postponed.

Chair’s Report –Cheri Silvey-Slusher reported that there are no additional funds available to the Tree Board at this time.

The next meeting will be Thursday, October 6, 2016  at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Cheri Silvey-Slusher 1307 Killiney Place  40207.

 

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