WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD
October 3, 2013
A meeting of the Windy Hills Tree Board was held on Thursday, October 3, 2013, 4:00 P.M. at Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company, 286 N. Hubbards Lane.
In attendance were: Martha Davis, Chair
Allan Atherton, Consultant
Caroline Westfall, Certified Arborist
Absent: Dan Keating
Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on September 5, 2013 were approved.
Financial Report: Allan submitted the following financial information for the Tree Board account and Arborist account: Tree Board account – $6,707.63 and Arborist account, $3,508.25.
City Council Report: Donations are being accepted for matching funds to be used on Windy Hills Green. $5,000 must be raised by December 1st from Windy Hills residents in order to receive the matching grant. After discussion it was decided that the Tree Board will not make a donation as a group, but may make personal donations. The Smiley modified plan which includes the identification and potential spots for the planting of trees will be viewed by council members at their working meeting on October 11th. Mike Hayman, with Martha Davis’s help, labeled the trees on the Smiley plan.
Tree Ordinance Revised Recommendations: Proposed revisions to the Windy Hills Tree Ordinance were discussed. The Tree Board approved revisions to the following sections of the Tree Board Ordinance: 5.d. City Planting of Street Trees; and 10. Public Nuisance Trees and Shrubs. a. and b.
WH Tree Board Minutes
October 3, 2013
Walk at Whitehall: A flyer was passed around that will be sent to all residents in a blast e-mail. Flyers will also be placed in neighboring businesses advertising the event.
Job List for Board Members:
Amy Carter will chair our November meeting in Martha’s absence. Terese will also be absent.
Arbor Day, Amy Carter will coordinate the event for 2014.
Windy Hills newsletter, Winter edition, Leland will prepare an article and will also prepare monthly educational e-blast message to be sent by the city clerk to all residents.
Allan Atherton will work on a video that can be used at different events.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 P.M.
Cheryl Cooper, Secretary
Next Meeting: Thursday, November 7, 2013, 4:00 P.M.
Please note new location of our meeting – Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company, 286 N. Hubbards Lane. Enter through the main doors from the front parking lot and go downstairs. Please park either on the side or in the back of the bank.
Please Note: Any member who sees a discrepancy between the minutes and what occurred at the meeting, or who sees a need for additional notes or corrections should contact the Secretary, Cheryl Cooper at cheryltcooper2gmail.com or call her, 897-1152. Your approval of these minutes is granted unless the Secretary hears otherwise from you.