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Electronic Tree Commission Meeting

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Thursday, December 03, 2020

TREE COMMISSION - REGULAR MEETING
December 3, 2020
AGENDA
 
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, November 30, 2020
 
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, December 1, 2020.  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, November 30, 2020. 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. 
 
https://zoom.us/j/94688742414?pwd=eHErNG1EVFhERS9CNXhFb1VPWUFGdz09
Passcode: 084361
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +12532158782,,94688742414#  or +13462487799,,94688742414#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 946 8874 2414
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ad3ob22DS
 
I.          CALL TO ORDER 
6:00 p.m. via ZOOM
 
 
II.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
A.  Tree Commission regular meeting of November 5, 2020 regular meeting minutes. 
 
 
III.       LIAISON REPORTS
•  Council Liaison
•  Parks & Recreation Liaison
•  Community Development Liaison
 
 
IV.       TYPE I REVIEWS
A.  PLANNING ACTION: TREE-2020-00128
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  485 Clinton St.
OWNER/APPLICANT:  Dolly Travers for Riverwalk HOA
DESCRIPTION:   A request for approval to remove two conifer trees from a common area at the Riverwalk subdivision. The application materials indicate that the trees are in poor health as indicated by lack of root flare visible canker wounds and a pronounced lean. The application explains that the HOA feels that these trees pose a fire hazard as well.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-5; MAP: 39 1E 04 DD; TAX LOT: 1600
 
B.  PLANNING ACTION:  TREE-2020-00132    
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  265 6th Street
APPLICANT:  Quality Tree Care
OWNER:  Leonard Eisenberg
DESCRIPTION:  A request for approval to remove two hazard trees, the first is a 36” DBH Catalpa which has three main stems, the second tree is a 12” DBH blue spruce. The application materials include a report by an ISA certified arborist as well as completed risk assessment forms. The application materials explain that the root system of the catalpa is damaging the nearby foundation and sewer line. The application explains that due to the shallow root system of the spruce the removal of the catalpa will expose the spruce to wind loads that may cause the tree to fall into the neighboring property.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Multi Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; MAP: 39 1E 09 AB; TAX LOT: 4400
 
C.  PLANNING ACTION:  TREE-2020-00133               
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  565 B Street
OWNER/APPLICANT:  Mary Ellen Wilson
DESCRIPTION:  A request for approval to a single native plum tree that is identified as posing a hazard due to a large section of decay near the base of the tree.  The tree is 18” DBH and approximately thirty-feet in height. The application materials include a report by an arborist statin that the hazard cannot reasonably be mitigated through pruning and recommends removal of the tree.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Multi Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; MAP: 39 1E 09 AB; TAX LOT: 6200
 
D.  PLANNING ACTION:  PA-A-2020-00133     
APPLICANT:  Birchwood HOA
DESCRIPTION:  A request to review and administratively approve an update to the street tree and common area landscaping plan for the Birchwood HOA. The application includes updated species that are more appropriate to the site so that in the future should a tree need to be removed due to either death or disease. The application does not include a request for any tree removals at this time.
 
 
V.        TYPE II REVIEWS – None
 
 
VI.       STREET TREE REMOVAL PERMITS – None
 
 
VII.     OLD BUSINESS
 
 
VIII.    DISCUSSION ITEMS
•  Wildlife best practices condition of approval (Cat)
 
 
IX.       ELECTION OF OFFICERS 
Pursuant to AMC 2.10.050 “At its first meeting following the appointment or reappointment of members each year, the advisory commission or board shall elect a chair and a vice-chair who shall hold office at the pleasure of the advisory body.”
 
 
X.        ADJOURNMENT
Next Meeting:  January 7, 2021

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