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Tree Commission (View All)

Electronic Tree Commission Meeting

Agenda
Thursday, May 06, 2021

TREE COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
May 6, 2021
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, May 3, 2021
 
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, May 4, 2021.  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, May 3, 2021. 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/97119868489?pwd=dStVZnpMeWZvcHFMU3Via2c1TDdhdz09
 
Passcode: 465635
 
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 971 1986 8489
  
 
I.          CALL TO ORDER  
6:00 p.m. via ZOOM
 
II.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
A.  Tree Commission regular meeting of March 4, 2021 regular meeting minutes.
(There was no April meeting due to a lack of a quorum)
 
III.       LIAISON REPORTS
•  Council Liaison
•  Parks & Recreation Liaison
•  Community Development Liaison
 
IV.       TYPE I REVIEWS
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2021-00140   
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  Near 947 Mountain Meadows (Subject tree is located between two buildings)
OWNER:  Mountain Meadows Parkside Condominium Association Inc
APPLICANT:  Southern Oregon Tree Care
DESCRIPTION:  A request for approval to remove one red maple (Acer rubrum) at Mountain Meadows. The application, prepared by an ISA certified arborist, indicates that the tree is 14”-DBH and stands approximately forty feet tall. The application explains that the tree is not well rooted based on the rocky nature of the ground, and that the height of the tree now exposes it to wind loads above the building. The concern is that a wind event may cause the tree to fail and potentially cause damage to the building. The application states the intent to mitigate the tree with a species better suited to the environment.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Health Care; ZONING: HC; MAP: 39 1E 04 AD; TAX LOT: 88000 & 40000
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2021-00144                           
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  Tax Lot 6100, Oak Knoll Dr.
OWNER/APPLICANT:  Frank and Kathleen Millett
DESCRIPTION:  A request for approval to remove two large oak trees and one large pine on a vacant residential parcel on Oak Knoll Drive. The application includes a site plan showing the proposed residence and ARU location showing that the proposed structures encroach significantly into the critical root zone of the trees necessitating their removal.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single-Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-10; MAP: 39 1E 14 AD; TAX LOT: 6100
 
PLANNING ACTION: PA-TREE-2021-00150
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  705 Helman Street - Helman Elementary School  
APPLICANT/OWNER:  KenCairn Landscape/Ashland School District #5
DESCRIPTION:  A request to modify the previous planning approval (PA-T2-2020-00020 ) for Helman Elementary School at 705 Helman Street to allow the removal of one tree (#14) that was identified in the previous land use approval to be preserved and protected.   Tree #14 is a 15-inch diameter Zelkova Serrata near the new parking area being created at the southeast corner of the campus, along Helman Street.  During construction, it was determined that necessary site grading will impact the tree's root zone more than was initially anticipated, necessitating the removal request.  An appropriately-selected replacement tree will be required to mitigate the removal.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-5; MAP: 39 1E 04 BC & BD; TAX LOTS: BC 600 and BD 2700, 2800 & 2900
 
V.        TYPE II REVIEWS - none
 
VI.       STREET TREE REMOVAL PERMITS
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2020-00146   
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  444 Courtney
APPLICANT/OWNER:  Pembroke Investments LLC
DESCRIPTION:  A request for the removal of a street tree. The tree is causing uplift of the driveway and curb affecting drainage. The application includes showing the extent of the damage.  The application does not include an arborist report.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-7.5; MAP: 39 1E 09 CD; TAX LOT: 3000
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-TREE-2020-00149   
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  1360 Evan St.
APPLICANT/OWNER:  Pembroke Investments LLC
DESCRIPTION:  A request for the removal of a street tree. The tree is causing damage to underground electrical infrastructure. The electrical dept. has temporarily mitigated the issue but it cannot be fully repaired until the tree is removed. The electrical department has agreed to help the applicant remove the tree. The application includes showing the extent of the damage.  The application does not include an arborist report.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-7.5; MAP: 39 1E 09 CD; TAX LOT: 3000
 
VII.     OLD BUSINESS
 
VIII.    DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
IX.       ADJOURNMENT
 
Next Meeting:  June 3, 2021

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