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Tree Commission (View All)

Electronic Tree Commission Meeting

Thursday, April 08, 2021

April 8, 2021
Anyone wishing to submit written comments can do so by sending an e-mail to PC-public-testimony@ashland.or.us with the subject line “Advisory Commission Hearing Testimony” by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021
If the applicant wishes to provide a rebuttal to the testimony, they can submit the rebuttal via e-mail to PC-public-testimony@ashland.or.us with the subject line “Advisory Commission Hearing Testimony” by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  Written testimony received by these deadlines will be available for Tree Commissioners to review before the hearing and will be included in the meeting minutes.
Oral testimony will be taken during the electronic public hearing. If you wish to provide oral testimony during the electronic meeting, send an email to PC-public-testimony@ashland.or.us by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021. In order to provide testimony at the public hearing, please provide the following information:  1) make the subject line of the email “Advisory Commission Testimony Request”, 2) include your name, 3) specify the date and commission meeting you wish to testify at, 4) specify the agenda item you wish to speak to, 5) specify if you will be participating by computer or telephone, and 6) the name you will use if participating by computer or the telephone number you will use if participating by telephone.
If you would like to watch and listen to the Tree Commission meeting virtually, but not participate in any discussion, you can use the Zoom link below to join the meeting as an attendee. 
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I.          CALL TO ORDER 
6:00 p.m. via ZOOM
A.  Tree Commission regular meeting of March 4, 2021 regular meeting minutes. 
•  Council Liaison
•  Parks & Recreation Liaison
•  Community Development Liaison
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-2020-00147         
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  2110 Siskiyou Blvd.
DESCRIPTION: A request for a tree removal permit to allow the removal of a pine tree that was planted very close to the building at 2110 Siskiyou Blvd. The tree was planted so close to the building that it overhangs the pergola and nearly touches the building. The application states that this creates a fire hazard, which can only be mitigated by removing the tree.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: High Density Multi Family Residential; ZONING: R-3; MAP: 39 1E 14 CB; TAX LOT: 1900
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-T1-2020-00145                           
SUBJECT PROPERTY: 912 Siskiyou Blvd.
OWNER / APPLICANT:  Kimber Bishop
DESCRIPTION:  A request for Site Design Review approval for an exterior change to an individually listed historic structure on the Nation Register of Historic Places and for the addition of a second residential unit. The proposal includes a large addition to the rear of the structure for a new master suite, as well as the construction of a two car garage with a second dwelling above. The application includes a request to remove two trees; a 35” DBH Cedar, and a 10” DBH Japanese maple.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; MAP: 39 1E 09 DA; TAX LOT: 6600
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-T1-2020-00146               
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  365 Strawberry Ln.
APPLICANT/OWNER:  Rogue Development Services / William Potts
DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Physical and Environmental Constraints Review Permit for Hillside Development to allow the construction of a new, 1600 square foot, two story shop building with conditioned home off space above. The request includes an exception to the hillside design standards with respect to the horizontal planes being greater than 36-feet.  The application also includes a request to remove five trees that are greater than six-inches DBH to allow the construction of the building.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low Density Residential; ZONING: RR-.5; MAP: 39 1E 08 AC; TAX LOT: 602
V.        TYPE II REVIEWS - none
PLANNING ACTION: PA-TREE-2020-00146         
APPLICANT/OWNER: Pembroke Investments LLC
DESCRIPTION:  A request for the removal of a street tree. The tree is causing uplift of the driveway and curb affecting drainage. The application includes showing the extent of the damage.  The application does not include an arborist report.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-7.5; MAP: 39 1E 09 CD; TAX LOT: 3000
Next Meeting:  May 6, 2021

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