WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD
MINUTES October 1, 2015
A meeting of the Windy Hills Tree Board was held on Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:00 P.M. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2501 Rudy Lane.
Members present were: Martha Davis, Chair, Terese Fister, Marcia Myers, Cheri Silvey-Slusher, and Jodi Smiley. Also present was City Council Representative Kate Greer. Mike Hayman, Certified Arborist was not able to be present.
Minutes: Minutes from September 10, 2015 were approved.
Financial Report: – Balances as of September 30, 2015
Tree Board Account – $7515.19 Arborist Account – $1462.50
Chairperson Report: – Martha Davis –
Board members are asked to wear their WHTB shirts and name badges for the Windy Hills Ice Cream Social on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 2-4 p.m.
The Windy Hills Office will be asked to send an e-mail to all residents inviting applications for the membership vacancy coming at year end with the end of Chair Martha Davis’ term. Nominations are to be submitted in November for Council approval in December.
City of Windy Hills Report: – Kate Greer
The City prefers to hire City Arborist Mike Hayman to assess the trees on Ambridge Road and then contract with The Plant Kingdom for their care. Hereafter the responsibility to assess and care for trees planted by the city on Ambridge Road will be delegated to the Tree Board as requested by the Council. Kate will ask that the mayor send a letter to Chair Martha Davis to this effect.
Kate reported that as a result of the recent newsletter article, some residents have called to add trees to the list of trees planted in the city.
Arborist Report: – Mike Hayman
Mike is meeting this weekend with the five Rudy Lane homeowners who have requested trees as part of the Tree Board’s Rudy Lane re-canopy project.
2015-16 Work Plan
Members Jodi Smiley and Kate Greer reported on efforts to identify other areas of the city in need of canopy trees. Jodi shared a color-coded map she had prepared which helped the Board identify areas in the north end of the city for work this fall and in 2016. The board members unanimously agreed to send letters of invitation to residents on Indian Ridge, Kitty Hawk, and Bonfire Roads where the need for canopy trees in the right-of-way has been identified. Similar areas of Wexford Place will be targeted in 2016.
Jodi agreed to obtain the house numbers for properties needing trees. Kate Greer will work with the city office to identify resident-owned (non-rental) properties, and Marcia will prepare the letters for mailing.
The next meeting will be Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m.
If any member sees a discrepancy between the minutes and what occurred or sees a need for corrections or additions, e-mail Secretary Marcia Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your approval of these minutes is granted unless the secretary hears otherwise from you.