MEMBERS PRESENT: Anthony Kerwin (Chair), Jim Lewis, Dan Maymar, Chris Iverson
Members Absent: Zach Williams
Staff Present: Keith Woodley
Non-Voting Members Present: None
Also Present: Marty
I. CALL TO ORDER: Chair Kerwin called the meeting to order at 5:35 PM in the Siskiyou Room.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Jim Lewis / Dan Maymar m/s to approve the minutes of April 10, 2007 as submitted. Motion passed unanimously.
III. PUBLIC FORUM: None
IV. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA: None
V. OLD BUSINESS
A. Winburn Management Plan
Commission reviewed pages 16 through 23 of the draft “City Forest Lands Restoration Project For The Winburn Parcel.” Edits to sections on Hydrology,
B. Prescribed Fire Project
Commission reviewed the Prescribed Fire Project Summary provided by Marty Main. General consensus that it was a “light burn” as a result of concern for preservation of adequate ground cover for erosive soil conditions. Commission decided to schedule a Forest Lands Commission site visit of the Prescribed Fire Project for educational purposes on July 10th , in lieu of holding their regularly scheduled Forest Commission meeting in the Siskiyou Room.
C. AFR Implementation
Commission briefly discussed the letter from Linda Duffy requesting additional information from the City regarding how mitigation measures or the monitoring framework meets the City’s interests. The Monitoring Subcommittee has not met to begin to assemble this information due to the recent expiration of the terms of service of the Commissioners who were working on this project. Commissioner Maymar is the only remaining subcommittee member of the Commission. Chair Kerwin asked that this issue be the priority agenda item for the next meeting.
VI. NEW BUSINESS
A. Council Goal-Setting:
Commission discussed suggestions for City Council goals for the 2007/08 fiscal year. Decision to direct staff to send a memo to the City Council offering three
suggested goals for City Council consideration: (1) Continued City involvement in, and support of, the USFS Ashland Forest Resiliency Project, (2) City Council support of Commission’s efforts to prepare the Winburn Forest Parcel Management Plan and complete the work prescribed in the plan, (3) City Council support of Commission’s efforts to complete a Noxious Vegetation Management Plan for City owned lands.
B. 2007/08 Work Projects:
VII. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
VII. ADJOURN: Motion by Commissioner Maymar to adjourn at 7:30 PM.
Anthony Kerwin, Chair
Respectfully Submitted, Keith E. Woodley, Fire Chief