WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD
January 2, 2014
A meeting of the Windy Hills Tree Board was held on Thursday, January 2, 2014, 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
Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on December 5, 2013 were approved.
Financial Report: Allan submitted the following financial information for the Tree Board account and Arborist account: Tree Board account – $7,326.27 and Arborist account, $3,208.25.
Financial Disclosure Forms: Martha distributed forms to Amy and Terese and asked that the forms be turned into the Windy Hills City office.
City Council Report: An Autumn Blaze Maple tree donated by Eco-Tech at the Jefferson County League of Cities meeting in December was planted in the side yard of 2515 Windy Way. Over $18,000 in donations has been received for the $5,000 matching grant which will be used for benches, the planting of trees, etc. for Windy Hills Green.
Arborist Report: Mike Hayman was absent but sent an e-mail to Martha listing the species of trees planted on Windy Hills Green.
Tree City USA Application: Due to Dan’s absence, there was not a report on the status of the application.
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Nominating Committee: The Tree Board recommends Terese Fister and Bob Schulz to fill three-year terms. This recommendation will be given to the Mayor and the City Council for approval. There are several other residents who are interested in serving on the Tree Board.
Ordinance Change: 3. TREE BOARD
There is hereby established a Tree Board for the City of Windy Hills, which shall consist of up to seven voting members who are citizens and residents of this city, and a non-voting member who is a member of the City Council. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Members of the board shall serve without compensation.
The revision of this section of the Ordinance will be presented to the City Council for its approval and reading at the January 13, 2014 meeting.
Arbor Day: Amy will chair the Arbor Day event on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The educational component will be a tour of Windy Hills Green led by Mike Hayman. It was suggested that pictures of the Arbor Day trees that were given away last year be taken and put on a poster board at Arbor Day. It was also suggested and discussed that instead of giving away 20 trees, that it may be better to give away 10 trees with tree guards and plant them for the homeowner.
Other: Discussion was held regarding the vine-covered tree at 4326 Rudy Lane, on the right of way. Martha contacted Metro Arborist Mark White last year to take a look at it, case #420 4126, but we need to find out if it is considered “hazardous” before we can take further steps. Also, the LG&E arborist, Tammy Eifer will be notified because the vines are on the power lines.
Increasing the tree canopy at the rear of the houses backed up to the expressway was discussed. There are approximately 20-25 homes which could use a buffer
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from the expressway noise. Once the houses are identified, Mike Hayman could advise what trees would be best for each site; three to four choices of kinds of
trees would be presented to the homeowners and the City would pay one-half of the cost of the trees and plantings.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 P.M.
Cheryl Cooper, Secretary
Next Meeting: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 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.