WINDY HILLS TREE BOARD
May 8, 2014
A meeting of the Windy Hills Tree Board was held on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:00 P.M. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Rudy Lane.
In attendance were: Martha Davis, Chair
Mike Hayman, Certified Arborist
Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on April 3, 2014 were approved.
Financial Report: Tree Board account: $6,903.51
Arborist account: $2,481.75
Arborist Report: Eight of the eleven redbud trees planted on the Green have not leafed out. Mike will contact River Farm nursery in Goshen for possible replacement in the Fall.
Mike learned from Steve Kemp, the horticulturist for the KY Highway Department, that trees can be planted 30 feet off the roadway on Westport Road between Ambridge and Foeburn. Mike knows that the soil is poor and that there are underground utilities. He will suggest what species of trees would be best for this location.
Since the irrigation system for Windy Hills Green will not be installed immediately, Mike recommended that the City contract with Lawnco to water the newly planted trees on the Green. Cheryl will take this suggestion to the WH Council meeting for consideration.
Work Plan and Budget for FY2014-15: The work plan for 2014-15 is in the process of being developed, with the main thrust being the planting of trees on Westport Road from Ambridge to Foeburn, and a new tree to be planted in the side yard of Indian Ridge Road at Brownsboro Road.
4326 Rudy Lane Report: Charles Heuke is the homeowner and his daughter is Debbie Archer. Discussion was held regarding this vine-covered tree and what action, if any, the Tree Board should take.
Tree City USA: The signs provided by the Arbor Day Foundation will not be used. Two signs designed by Eagle Sign will be installed at the City’s entrance on Brownsboro Road near the Summit office buildings and on Rudy Lane. The signs will be similar to the “City of Windy Hills” signs.
The Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Cheryl Cooper, Secretary
Next Meeting: Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7:00 P.M, Calvin Presbyterian Church
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call her, 897-1152. Your approval of these minutes is granted unless the Secretary hears otherwise from you.