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Tree Commission Meeting

Agenda
Thursday, July 12, 2018

TREE COMMISSION AGENDA
July 12, 2018
 
  1. CALL TO ORDER 
6:00 p.m. in the Siskiyou Room of the Community Development and Engineering Services Building located at 51 Winburn Way.
 
  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
Approval of May 3, 2018 meeting minutes. 
 
  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS & LIAISON REPORTS
    • Council Liaison (None)
    • Parks & Recreation Liaison
    • Community Development Liaison
 
  1. PUBLIC FORUM
Open to guests.
 
  1. TYPE I REVIEWS
PLANNING ACTION:        PA-T1-2018-00006                                        
SUBJECT PROPERTY:     396 Helman Street
APPLICANT:                       Rogue Development Services, LLC
OWNER:                               Helman Street Properties
DESCRIPTION:                   A request for a Minor Land Partition to divide the property at 396 Helman into two properties –a 6,579 square-feet and a 16,791 square-foot flag lot. The tree protection plan and the trees proposed for removal as part of these lots’ development will be reviewed by Tree Commission at their next meeting.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single-Family Residential;
ZONING: R-1-5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 04CA; TAX LOT: 4900
 
PLANNING ACTION:        PA-T1-2018-00011                            
SUBJECT PROPERTY:     294 Skycrest Dr
APPLICANT:                       Piper Von Chamier
OWNER:                               Brian and Diane Smith
DESCRIPTION:                   A request for a Physical and Environmental Constraints Permit to construct a 2,760 square-foot residence in Hillside and Severe Constraints Land. This application includes Tree Removal for two trees (one Black Oak and one Madrone) in or near the building footprint, a Variance to surpass the allowed lot coverage because of the existing flag driveway that serves the property to the North and a Minor Modification to build the garage partly outside of the originally approved building envelope to minimize the driveway length and disturbance.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low-Density Residential;
ZONING: RR-.5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 05DC; TAX LOT: 2802
 
PLANNING ACTION:        PA-TREE-2018-00005                                                          
SUBJECT PROPERTY:     2299 Siskiyou Blvd
APPLICANT:                       Canopy LLC
OWNER:                               Creekside Cottages
DESCRIPTION:                   A request for a hazard Tree Removal permit to remove one tree located at 2299 Siskiyou Blvd (the tree is behind the unit addressed as 2293 Siskiyou Blvd).  The tree, a black cottonwood, has a three main trunks measure 14.5”, 11.5”, and 14.5” DBH (diameter at breast height) respectively and stands approximately 50 feet tall. The application states that the tree is potentially hazardous and that removal would have minimal impact to canopies and tree density.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low Density, Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 14CB; TAX LOT: 90000
 
PLANNING ACTION:        PA-TREE-2018-00007                                                          
SUBJECT PROPERTY:     303 – 349 Ravenwood Pl
APPLICANT:                       Rosemary Murphree
OWNER:                               Ravenwood HOA
DESCRIPTION:                   A request for a hazard Tree Removal permit to remove three trees at 303 – 349 Ravenwood Place (the common area has the address 341 Vista St).  The trees include two ponderosa pines, each approximately 70’ to 80’ tall, and an Italian cypress of 8” diameter at breast height and approximately 40’ tall. The application states that the ponderosas are dying while the cypress is within 5’ of dwellings on both sides, representing a fire hazard.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low Density, Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 09BD; TAX LOT: 11300
 
PLANNING ACTION:        PA-TREE-2018-00014                                                          
SUBJECT PROPERTY:     1730 Greenmeadows Wy
APPLICANT/OWNER:      Mountain RCH Property Owner’s Association
DESCRIPTION:                   A request for a hazard tree removal of two trees in the Mountain Ranch common area (addressed as 1730 Greenmeadows Wy). The trees, both weeping willows, have a history of limb failure and recently caused damage to an adjacent property. The applicant submitted photos and an arborist report recommending removal and replacement of the trees.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single-Family Residential;
ZONING: R-1-7.5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 23BB; TAX LOT: 1300
 
PLANNING ACTION:        PA-TREE-2018-00015                                                          
SUBJECT PROPERTY:     803 N Main St
APPLICANT/OWNER:      Skinner Investment LLC                               
DESCRIPTION:                   A request for a tree removal at 803 N Main St.  The tree, an Italian cypress, was recommend for removal by the City of Ashland Electric Department because of interference with an electric line.  The applicant has indicated that the tree will be replaced in a more appropriate location. 
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low Density, Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 05AC; TAX LOT: 200
 
 
  1. TYPE II REVIEWS
None
 
  1. STREET TREE REMOVAL PERMITS
 
PLANNING ACTION:        TREE-2018-00009                                                     
SUBJECT PROPERTY:     Ashland Plaza/20 E Main St
APPLICANT/OWNER:      City of Ashland
DESCRIPTION:                   A request for a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove a dying tree in downtown Ashland near the plaza.  Per the application the tree is at least 75% dead and beyond recovery.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Commercial Downtown; ZONING: C-1-D
 
PLANNING ACTION:        TREE-2018-00010                                                     
SUBJECT PROPERTY:     Triangle Park
APPLICANT/OWNER:      City of Ashland
DESCRIPTION:                   A request for a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove a dying tree in the Triangle Park parkrow next to Siskiyou Blvd. The tree, a cutleaf weeping birch, is 16” DBH (diameter at breast height).  Per the application the tree is 75% dead, infested with bronze birch borer, and dropping deadwood onto the sidewalk and street.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low Density, Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2
 
PLANNING ACTION:        TREE-2018-00011                                                     
SUBJECT PROPERTY:     64 Fourth St
APPLICANT:                       Canopy LLC
OWNER:                               Thomas Raymond
DESCRIPTION:                   A request for a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove a dead tree near the light pole at 64 Fourth St. The tree, a maple, is approximately 9” DBH (diameter at breast height).
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: ; ZONING
 
 
PLANNING ACTION:        TREE-2018-00013                                                     
SUBJECT PROPERTY:     647 Siskiyou Blvd
APPLICANT/OWNER:      Bill Heimann
DESCRIPTION:                   A request for a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove a 30” DBH (diameter at breast height) silver maple in the park row.  Per the application, a dead limb threatens Siskiyou Blvd and the tree is decayed and dying.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low Density, Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2
 
 
  1. DISCUSSION
  1. Dead Trees
 
  1. ADJOURNMENT
 
Next Meeting:  August 9, 2018
 

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