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Tree Advisory Board

When do they Meet:  3rd Wednesday Monthly at 4 PM

 

Where do they Meet:  Grant City Hall

 

Consists of:  Five (5) to Seven (7) Members (who shall be residents of the City of Grant)

 

Term:  Three (3) Years

 

Compensation:  None

 

Minimum for Quorum:  Three (3) Members

 

POWERS AND DUTIES:

 

A. It shall be the responsibility of the board to study, investigate, counsel, develop and/or update annually, and administer a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal, or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets, in other public places, and on private property where the trees abut the public property line. The annual plan should also address watering and fertilizing, dead and hazardous tree removal, safety and fine pruning, and insect and disease control.

 

B. The board will also investigate, provide assistance, and make recommendations to the city superintendent regarding supplemental funding from sources such as grants, loans, and donations other than the required $2.00 per capita.

 

C. The board is responsible for coordinating with the city superintendent to ensure this ordinance and other city ordinances which pertain to trees, specifically Chapter 6, Public Ways and Property, are enforced.

 

D. The board will also keep an updated inventory of public trees by species, number, and location. The written plan will be presented annually to the City Council and upon its acceptance and approval shall constitute the official comprehensive city tree plan.

          

E. The board will plan, coordinate, and implement a program to celebrate Arbor Day.

 

F. The board, when requested by the City Council, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter of question coming within the scope of its work.