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Thursday, January 07, 2010

ASHLAND TREE COMMISSION

MINUTES

January 7, 2010

 

CALL TO ORDER – Co-Chair Zane Jones called the Ashland Tree Commission meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. on January 7, 2010, in the Siskiyou Room in the Community Development and Engineering Services Building located at 51 Winburn Way, Ashland, OR.

 

Commissioners Present

Council Liaison

Zane Jones

Kate Jackson - absent

Casey Roland

 

Russ Neff

Staff Present

 

Amy Gunter, Assistant Planner

 

Anne Rich, Parks Department - absent

 

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

November 5, 2009 Tree Commission Minutes –   Roland / Jones m/s to approve the minutes of December 3, 2009. Voice vote: all AYES, Motion passed.  The minutes were approved as submitted.

 

WELCOME GUESTS

None

 

TYPE I REVIEW

PLANNING ACTIONS:     2009-01520                                            

SUBJECT PROPERTY:     163 North Pioneer Street

APPLICANT:                       Intatto Coffee, LLC (Terrill, Douglas & Leslie)

DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Site Review approval to renovate the existing building at 163 North Pioneer Street into a coffee shop with on-site coffee roasting.  

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION:  Commercial; ZONING: C-1; ASSESSOR’S MAP #: 39 1E 09 BB; TAX LOT: 12600

 

Recommendation:  That the street tree planting specification pertaining to the spacing of the tree away from the power pole and away from the driveway shall be factored into the tree location.  

 

ACTION ITEMS

2009 Electric Department Annual Report

David Wood, Electric Department Tree Trimmer attended to give the report. He explained tree pruning and line clearing terminology and gave a brief description of the contents of the report.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Tree Protection Planning Brochure

The Commission requested Amy discuss with Bill Molnar how best to disseminate the flyer. Commission would like the flyer handed out to customers applying for Over-the-Counter building permits. Commission likes the question / answer format of the flyer. Would like to have some documentation of receipt of the flyer and that homeowner received and reviewed it. Amy explained that is very difficult since most often it’s a contractor that is obtaining the permit and not the homeowner.

 

18.61.250 – Performance Bonds

Commission discussed how a bond would be administered. Would bond resemble a ‘contractor’s assurity bond’? The bond places a value on the trees. Is the bond a tool that would facilitate better action? Would collection of a bond put “action taken against” on the CCB website? Is it based on the appraised value of the tree or a set fee? How is a bond release? Is there a lapse in time from collection to release to assure that the tree has ‘survived’ construction? Amy will speak with Public Works Department (typically administers city bonds) and Bill Molnar, Community Development Department Director. 

 

ITEMS FROM COMMISSIONERS

Liaison Reports:

Council: None

 

Parks: None

 

Current Balance - $ 590.00

 

ADJOURNMENT - Commissioner Jones adjourned the meeting at 7:40 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted by Amy Gunter, Assistant Planner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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