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Electronic Tree Commission Meeting

Agenda
Thursday, March 04, 2021

TREE COMMISSION - REGULAR MEETING
March 4, 2021
AGENDA
   
I.  CALL TO ORDER 
6:00 p.m. via ZOOM
 
II.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
A.  Tree Commission regular meeting of February 4, 2021 regular meeting minutes. 
 
III.  LIAISON REPORTS
•  Council Liaison
•  Parks & Recreation Liaison
•  Community Development Liaison
 
IV.  TYPE I REVIEWS
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2021-00140     
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  Near 947 Mountain Meadows (Subject tree is located between two buildings)
OWNER:  Mountain Meadows Parkside Condominium Association Inc
APPLICANT:  Southern Oregon Tree Care
DESCRIPTION:  A request for approval to remove one red maple (Acer rubrum) at Mountain Meadows. The application, prepared by an ISA certified arborist, indicates that the tree is 14”-DBH and stands approximately forty feet tall. The application explains that the tree is not well rooted based on the rocky nature of the ground, and that the height of the tree now exposes it to wind loads above the building. The concern is that a wind event may cause the tree to fail and potentially cause damage to the building. The application states the intent to mitigate the tree with a species better suited to the environment. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Health Care; ZONING: HC; MAP: 39 1E 04 AD; TAX LOT: 88000 & 40000.
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2021-00142     
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  549 B St.
OWNER/APPLICANT:  Robert Lombardi
DESCRIPTION:  A request for approval to remove two Black Locust trees (robinia pseudoacacia L.) at the property located at 549 B Street. The application includes a report prepared by an ISA certified arborist, indicates that the trees are 43” and 24”. The application explains that the trees are both in poor health with splitting branches posing a hazard to the surrounding development. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Employment; ZONING: E-1; MAP: 39 1E 09 AB; TAX LOT: 6301.
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2021-00143                    
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  311 Ravenwood Place
OWNER:  Larry and Ann Anderson
APPLICANT:  Rosemary Murphree / Ravenwood Townhouses HOA
DESCRIPTION:  A request for approval to remove a single black oak at the rear of unit 311 at the Ravenwood Estates. The application includes a brief report by an ISA certified arborist and includes photos of the base of the tree showing an area of significant root rot and decay. The leans significantly over the building posing a hazard to the structure in the event of main stem failure. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Multifamily Residential; ZONING: R-2; MAP: 39 1E 09 BD; TAX LOT: 13300.
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2021-00144                                   
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  Tax Lot 6100, Oak Knoll Dr.
OWNER/APPLICANT:  Frank and Kathleen Millett
DESCRIPTION:  A request for approval to remove two large oak trees and one large pine on a vacant residential parcel on Oak Knoll Drive. The application includes a site plan showing the proposed residence and ARU location showing that the proposed structures encroach significantly into the critical root zone of the trees necessitating their removal. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single-Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-10;
MAP: 39 1E 14 AD; TAX LOT: 6100.
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-T1-2021-00141          
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  599 East Main Street      
APPLICANT/OWNER:  Rogue Planning & Development Services, LLC for Livni Family Trust (Gil Livni, Trustee)
DESCRIPTION:  A request for Site Design Review approval to modify the existing building at 599 East Main Street including converting the former church to use as office space with occasional assembly uses (convention, trade show, etc.) and adding a new entry. The application also includes requests for a Conditional Use Permit as it involves the expansion of an existing non-conforming development where no off-street parking is available, and Street Tree Removal Permits to remove two Callery Pear street trees (10.2-inch DBH & 12.7-inch DBH) in the park row planting strip along East Main Street.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Commercial; ZONING: C-1; MAP: 39 1E 09AC; TAX LOT #: 7600.
 
V.  TYPE II REVIEWS
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-T2-2021-00028                                                      
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  364 Walker Avenue (Walker Elementary School)
APPLICANT/OWNER:  HMK Company for the Ashland School District
DESCRIPTION:  The Planning Commission will conduct an initial public hearing to review details of the proposal and take public comments on a request for Site Design Review approval for a 22,450 square foot, single-story addition to Walker Elementary School at 364 Walker Avenue.  As part of the proposal, the parking lot and drop-off lane would be relocated and expanded, with access to be taken via Hunter Court (the driveway serving Hunter Park) and a new courtyard would be created.  The application also includes requests for a Conditional Use Permit to modify the School District’s Master Sign Permit Program (PA#2012-00899) to allow new signage for Walker Elementary School in conjunction with the proposed addition, and Tree Removal Permits to remove 20 trees.  An existing 9,700 square foot classroom will be demolished in conjunction with the proposal.  No final decision will be made at this initial public hearing; the item will come back to the Planning Commission for a decision at the April 13, 2021 meeting. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-5; MAP: 39 1E 10; TAX LOT #: 3600.
 
VI.  STREET TREE REMOVAL PERMITS – None
 
VII.  OLD BUSINESS
 
VIII.  DISCUSSION ITEMS
Wild Life handout.
 
IX.  ADJOURNMENT


Next Meeting:  April 8, 2021

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