Regular Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 06, 2002
ASHLAND FOREST LANDS COMMISSION
March 6, 2002 5:30 – 7:30 PM
MEMBERS PRESENT: Richard Brock, Jo Anne Eggers, Stephen Jensen, Bill Robertson (Chair}
Members Absent: Fred Binnewies, Frank Betlejewski
John Morrison (Council Liaison)
Staff: Nancy Slocum, Karl Johnson
Guests: Marty Main, Small Woodland Services; Sean Wolfe, Ashland Daily Tidings
I. CALL TO ORDER AT 5:45 PM
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: February 13th minutes approved with one modification.
III. PUBLIC FORUM:
IV. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:
A. Review and Set Commission Calendar and Future Site Visits – Commission will hold the next site visit Saturday, March 16th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The visit is open to the public and will begin t the swimming hole parking lot and will cover the lower canyon and above the water treatment plant. Future site visits schedule will be discussed at the March 13th meeting.
The next Commission meeting will be held next Wednesday, March 13th and Wednesday, April 10th.
B. Continued Discussion of Stand Density Reduction on City Owned Forest Lands – Brock reviewed the first part of Draft #4. Eggers wondered if soil health and productivity as well as errosion should be incorporated into the project. Brock saidk this would include the lower section of soils and the steep slopes. Marty deliniated between a land slide zone designation and a hazard zonation (roads, water pipelines and residential development).
V. OTHER BUSINESS –
A. Robertson reported that he had spoken with many commission chairs as well as the mayor regarding the public forum portion of commission meetings. Brock thought the public should have input at the beginning and end of each item for discussion. He said public input was valuable so commissioners may integrate the thoughts of the public. Robertson thought public interruptions might hamper work time. Fretca said input regarding the current meeting would be hard to put off until the following meeting.
VI. ADJOURNED AT 7:05 PM