Ashland Tree Commission
August 5, 2004
|I.||Call to Order: Acting Chair January Jennings called the
Ashland Tree Commission meeting to order at 7:06 p.m. on August 5, 2004 at
the Siskiyou Room in the Community Development/Engineering Services Building
at 51 Winburn Way.
|II.||Approval of Minutes: Holley said he believed the statement on page 2, 2nd paragraph that says, "The Tree Commission recommended approval of the project with the following specific recommendations." is inappropriate. He said it was his opinion that the Tree Commission does not make recommendations on the decision for the total application. As a result, he asked that the minutes be changed to say, "The Tree Commission made the following recommendations to the Planning Commission." Pritchard noted that Prunus Bureanna should Prunus Blieriana under the Recommendation on PA 2004-075 for 550 Mistletoe Road. Holley noted that Leland Cypress should be Lelyand Cypress. Pritchard noted that Thuja Smarago should be Thuja Smaragd. Holley/Nelson m/s to approve the minutes of July 8, 2004 as corrected. Voice vote: All AYES, Motion passed.|
|III.||Welcome Guests & Public Forum:
No guests in attendance.
|A.||PLANNING ACTION 2004-102 is a request for Site Review to operate
a personal service establishment involving the operation of a hot tub rental
facility and related amenities (i.e. showers, sauna and steam room) at the
property located at 832 A Street. In addition to two indoor hydrotherapy
tubs, the facility will operate five outdoor hot tubs within the garden area
of the rear yard. The application includes a request for a Tree Removal Permit
to remove one tree. Comprehensive Plan Designation: Employment; Zoning: E-1;
Assessor's Map #: 39 1E 09 AB; Tax Lot: 1900.
APPLICANT: Ilene Rubenstein
A staff report was given and members of the Tree Commission asked several questions. The clarification was made that the tree to be removed is an Almond tree. It was also noted that there is a Holly under the existing Black Walnut in the front yard. There were no concerns expressed regarding the Almond proposed for removal. There was a discussion of the completeness of the plan.
There was no testimony received for or against the proposal. Jennings closed the public hearing and the Tree Commission further discussed the proposal. The Tree Commission made the following recommendations to the Planning Commission.
Revised landscaping plan should incorporate the following suggestions.
The recommendation was read back to the Tree Commission by Staff, and all members acknowledged that they were in agreement with the items as presented.
|A.||Review Tree of the Year Timeline
There was a discussion of the upcoming Tree of the Year project and the draft timeline. The following draft time line was agreed upon by the Commission.
There was a discussion of the Tree of Year process being moved to fall rather than in April last year (2003). It was discussed that the draft timeline needed to be communicated to Ann Seltzer August 17 so that it could be in the September and October City Source newsletter.
|VI.||Items from Commissioners|
There was a discussion of the landscaping and street trees recently installed for the project at the southeast corner of Fourth and B Street. Staff reported that a condition of approval required ground cover in the parkrows and Staff is working on getting the project in compliance with the approval. It was suggested that the Site Review standard requiring landscaping to be designed so that occurs with five years.
Jennings announced that Laurie Sager and herself would be doing a Tree Walk on October 23 at 2:00pm in Lithia Park.
Nelson asked for feedback on the checklist handed out several meetings back.
|VII.||Adjournment: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:11 p.m.|
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