WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD MINUTES
April 11, 2019
Present: Scott Breeland, Jim Ising, Erin Morris, Cheri Silvey-Slusher
Kate Greer (City Council), Caroline Westfall (Arborist)
Minutes of February 21, were approved.
Financial Report: Two trees were purchased under the homeowners’ reimbursement program. Delores Rogers finally got the tree she won at last year’s Arbor Day.
Kate reported that the Council was notified that the Arbor Day banners did not need to be replaced. Cheri purchased nautical rope to replace the dilapidated ropes. Cheri is going to have two signs made saying “Rescheduled” to attach to the existing signs for future rainouts.
Arborist report: Caroline surveyed the trees on Rudy and decided everything was ok for now. She is going to look at the Ambridge trees soon and will let Kate know what needs to be done. Hopefully Adam Vogelsang will be able to take care of them.
New Business: The Board decided to postpone Arbor Day until Tuesday, April 16, because of the ominous weather report. We had to schedule it soon as Caroline had purchased the fruit trees already. The event will be from 6:30-8:00. Cheri has the cookies, water, and juice. Jim will pick up ice. We also have leftover crayons and coloring books. Sandy will put out email and Reach Alert messages about the changes.
Kate is going to put something in the June newsletter that if anyone would like a canopy tree planted in their right-of-way, to contact Cheri. The first 15 will get one. They must select from our approved list. The form will be as follows:
Contact phone number______
Kate recommended a $15 donation be made to the Arbor Day Foundation. The Board approved.
Date of next meeting: June 6.
Submitted by Kate Greer