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Tree Commission Regular Meeting

Agenda
Thursday, November 09, 2017

TREE COMMISSION AGENDA
November 9, 2017
 
I.CALL TO ORDER 
6:00 p.m. in the Siskiyou Room of the Community Development and Engineering Services Building located at 51 Winburn Way.
 
II.APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
Approval of September 7, 2017 meeting minutes.  (There was no October 5th meeting due to the lack of a quorum.)
 
III.ANNOUNCEMENTS & LIAISON REPORTS
  • Council Liaison (None)
  • Parks & Recreation Liaison
  • Community Development Liaison
 
IV.PUBLIC FORUM
Open to guests.
 
V.TYPE I REVIEWS
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA- 2017-01256
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  267 Meade Street
APPLICANT/OWNER: Frank Papen
DESCRIPTION:            A request for Site Design Review to construct a 720 square-foot accessory residential unit at 267 Meade Street.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-7.5;
ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 09CA; TAX LOT: 12500
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA- 2017-01955         
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  530 Sutton Place
OWNER/APPLICANT: Roy Jorgensen
DESCRIPTION:            A request for a Tree Removal Permit to remove one tree at the vacant lot located at 530 Sutton Place. The tree is a 28” (diameter at breast height) White Oak that stands approximately 50 feet tall. The application states the tree is in poor health and considered a Hazard Tree.  The application states the tree contains cavities and approximately 30% of the crown and 20% of the base is dead.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-7.5;
ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 11DD; TAX LOT: 1200.
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA- 2017-02005         
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  100 Union Street
APPLICANT/OWNER: Mark Hunter Holsman/Fred & Norma Wright
DESCRIPTION:            A request for Site Design Review to construct a new single-family residence and an additional dwelling unit at 100 Union Street in the Historic District.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 09CA; TAX LOT: 13900
 
VI.TYPE II REVIEWS
None.
 
VII.STREET TREE REMOVAL PERMITS
PLANNING ACTION:   PW-2017-01449                                             
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  140 Alida Street
OWNER/APPLICANT: Stan Potocki (Beaver Tree Service)
DESCRIPTION:             A request by a neighbor to reconsider the August 2017 denial of a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove a large Liquidambar tree from the parkrow planting strip at 140 Alida Street.   (The original application noted that this was a very large tree with a history of dropping limbs, and that the sidewalk and adjacent driveway have also had to be replaced due to root damage.)
 
PLANNING ACTION:   PW-2017-01919
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  803, 813, 824, 832, 862, 863, 882, 892 and 893 Plum Ridge
OWNER/APPLICANT: Various/Bumgardners 
DESCRIPTION:             A request for Street Tree Removal Permits to remove street trees from the park row planting strip adjacent to 803, 813, 824, 832, 862, 863, 882, 892 and 893 Plum Ridge Drive.   The request notes that the trees are leaning, fruiting heavily and are on the prohibited street tree list. 
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: North Mountain Neighborhood Plan; ZONING: NM-R-1.5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 04AD; TAX LOT #: Various
 
PLANNING ACTION:   PW-2017-01975                     
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  1370 Tolman Creek Road
OWNER/APPLICANT: Zach Brombacher
DESCRIPTION:             A request for a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove a 15-inch diameter Incense Cedar tree located at the southside of the driveway and adjacent to the Hamilton Creek corridor at 1370 Tolman Creek Road.  The application notes that the tree is in very poor health, with a dead top and over 50 percent of the necrotic branches in the remaining crown, and evidence of cedar bark beetles in the trunk.  The project arborist not that recovery is unlikely and recommends removal.     
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-7.5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 23BA; TAX LOT #: 100

PLANNING ACTION:   PW-2017-01997                     
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  198 Crispin Street
OWNER/APPLICANT: Carol L. Perez
DESCRIPTION:             A request for a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove a 24-inch diameter Ash tree from the park row planting strip at 198 Crispin Street.  The application notes that the tree leaning, splitting and has included bark, and that the combination of its placement and lean mean that cars parking on street occasionally run into the tree.      
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 04CD; TAX LOT #: 220
 
PLANNING ACTION:   PW-2017-02027
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  185 Brooks Lane
OWNER/APPLICANT: Chautauqua Trace Homeowners’ Association
DESCRIPTION:             A request for a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove a 20-inch diameter Ash tree from the park row planting strip on the Abbott Avenue side of the property at 185 Brooks Lane.  The application notes that the tree is leaning significantly. 
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Suburban Residential; ZONING: R-1-3.5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 11CA; TAX LOT #: 2763
 
VIII.DISCUSSION
            2017 Tree of the Year Nominations (Eight nominees)
 
            October 31st Tidings Article: “Knowledge of Trees”
                                           
IX.ADJOURNMENT
 
Next Meeting:  December 7, 2017
 

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