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10/07/1986 - Minutes MINUTES 071 411 URBAN FORESTRY ADVISORY BOARD MEETING October 7 , 1986 pppRoVED 6 : 001 p.m. 414 City & County Building FEB _ 3198T Present: CITY RECORDER Bob Burke, Chairman Steve Schwab Jennifer Harrington Karen Salisbury Mary Pat Matheson Max Peterson Mike Bird Vern Jorgenson Peter Lassig Larry Livingston Kathie Anderson JoAnne Milner Orson Gibb Lloyd Siegendorf Item #1 : Robert McQuarrie / Smith' s Food King . Mr . Robert McQuarrie, East Central Community Council , addressed the Board about a concern regarding the road widening and landscaping at Smith' s Food King at 900 East & 800 South. Orson` ' Gibb had spoke to him about the possibility of Utah Power & Light Company removing some trees. Bob Burke assured Mr . McQuarrie , • that the plans for Smith' s Food King had already been presented to the Board for review and there were no recommendations or requests to remove the trees he was questioning . Mr . McQuarrie was given copies of the diagrams, proposals , and letters regarding the Smith' s Food King project. Item #2 : Minutes. Bob Burke suggested the minutes need to be reviewed and accepted more expeditiously. Minutes are to be mailed out one week prior to each meeting so they can be acted on at the beginning of each Board Meeting . The minutes for August and September were reviewed . Lloyd , Jennifer , Mary Pat, and Kathie requested the minutes for these two months be redone with more detail and to follow proper form according to Robert' s Rules of Order to include who made the motion , who ' 2nd the motion, and how each individual Board member voted on each motion . Copies of "Simplified Parlimentary Procedure Based on Robert ' s Rules of Order" were handed out for reference . The following corrections were made in the September minutes : Item #1 : 900 West: 2nd paragraph: Jennifer Harrington was under the impression that 3" caliper trees would be planted , not only on school property but along the entire residential portion of • the street. She then made a motion to make this correction in the September minutes. (No 2nd , no vote) . 1 S Item #5 : C & C Landscaping. There was discussion for clarification of intent. 411 Jennifer Harrington made a motion for the paragraph to read: The five (5) trees on the west side of the building are being considered for possible removal . Lloyd Siegendorf feels these trees should all be saved . A time will be set up for Bob Burke and Peter Lassig to meet with Mike Zuhl and Phil Erickson of the Mayor ' s office to discuss the preservation of these trees. If this is not possible, they were directed to negotiate a compromise to preserve the three Norway maples closest to the west entrance of the building . A motion was made by Jennifer Harrington to proceed with a compromise solution to , at least, save the three Norway maples. The motion was seconded by Peter Lassig and unanimously approved . Lloyd will also proceed in trying to save all five trees via his position on the Heritage Tree Board . 2nd: Peter Lassig Vote: Aye: Peter , Lloyd , Jennifer , Orson, Kathie . Opposed: Bob Abstentions : Mike, Mary Pat. Item #3 : Announcements . 410 A. Steve Schwab: Two contracts went out to bid . Both are scheduled to close on October 15th and initiate work on October 20th. 1 . A $40 ,000 tree trimming contract which should take care of approximately 350 to 400 trees that are currently on the backlog list of individual requests . 2 . A $47 ,000 tree removal contract which we expect to take care of the removal of approximately 220 to 250 trees. These trees are in such a state of deterioration from disease or dying that they are hazardous to the public . Out of the $13 ,000 remaining budget, $3 ,500 will be used to extend the contracts of the two individuals doing the tree inventory for the city. This extention will mainly be used for data entry of the field inventory information . The rest of the budget will probably be used for aphid control in the Linden and Norway maple trees in spring of 1987 . B. Tracy Aviary is getting a lot of new construction and it looks like a tree trimming contract will be let out this winter . C. Forest Dale Golf Course will be undergoing major renovation • which will include tree trimming . 900 East along 2780 South is lined with approximately 15 Syberian elms that have 2 • • reached the end of their life span and are scheduled for removal . • D . Mayor DePaulis has requested a meeting be set up with Steve Schwab , Lloyd Siegendorf, Phil Erickson, and himself regarding the removal of the Silver maple on the west • entrance of the City & County Building. They will be discussing miscommunication or misunderstanding on this project and see if this type of problem could be avoided in the future . Item #4 : Lowell School : 2nd Avenue & "E" Street. The plans call for relandscaping of these streets . Greg Bland was awarded the contract by the School Board to do the landscape construction which required removal of a number of trees ( including 8 Catalpa and 3 Black locust) and proposed replanting of trees on the school property and on the parking strips. Mr . Bland contacted Steve because of the requested removals . The trees on 2nd Avenue are in a 12 ' parking strip, are in fair to good condition, and need fine pruning and deep fertilization . Steve recommended none of these trees be removed . The trees on "E" Street are in a 4 ' parking strip, are in poor condition , have been topped a number of times because of power lines, and are Medesto ash with borers. ; Steve recommended these trees be removed and no replacements planted . The local community residents are in favor of Steve' s recommendations . Motion: Jennifer Harrington 1 . Adopt the recommendations of the Urban Forester , Steve Schwab . 2 . Send a letter immediately to the School Board with these recommendations . 3 . Send a letter to the president of the School Board to establish ties with the School Board for future plans. 4 . Notify the Mayor in all cases when a letter is sent out so he is aware of what is going on . 2nd: Kathie Anderson Vote: Aye: Unanimous Jennifer Harrington will draft the letter to the School Board . Item #5 : Conflict of Interest. JoAnne Milner is running for the House of Representatives . She asked if the Urban Forestry Board felt there would be a conflict of interest if she were elected . No . There is no ordinance or by-law that considers her position as a conflict of interest. 411 411 Item #6 : Ordinance . 411 Copies of the updated draft were handed out. All suggested revisions are to be given to the subcommittee for review (c/o Kathie Anderson) . The Ordinance was tabled - in process of being revised . Item #7 : Policies and Procedures. Copies of the updated draft were handed out. All suggested revision are to be given to the subcommittee for review (c/o Jennifer Harrington) . The Policies and Procedures were tabled - in process of being revised . Item #8 : Budget Planning. Steve briefly discussed phases of budget planning for the Salt Lake City Urban Forestry Division and asked for recommendations from the Board members as to what they felt should be some priorities, etc . . It was suggested that a "broad statement" be drafted by Steve and distributed to the Board members for review and input. Meeting adjourned at 10 :00 p.m. . Pfriltet/Ati; FEB 411 Ciki • • h r h Your Salt Lake City Parks&Recreation • 1965 West 500 South Salt Lake City,Utah 84104 Telephone 801 972-7800 Palmer DePaulis, Mayor John Gust,Director of Parks 0 JOcUs .0 �.s "° Urban Forestry Board ad. Qo ��° °°``°c5i October 5, 1986 t School Board Salt Lake City School District Salt Lake City,UT Dear Mr. (President): I would like to introduce you to a new resource of Salt Lake City, the Urban Forestry Board. The Board is made up of citizen volunteers,appointed by the Mayor, who have special interest or expertise in matters relating to the urban landscape. There are two arborculturists, two landscape architects and one horticulturist among our member- ship. We have a full time staff tree expert,an Urban Forester,whose office is part of the Salt Lake Parks and Recreation Department. There also are ex- officio members on the board from other city agencies such as Planning and Zoning and Engineering, and we have a liaison from the City Council staff. More than a tree committee,the Urban Forestry Board addresses itself to all issues relating to the entire landscape of the city for purposes of health,safety,and design. We have recently had an informal opportunity to review new landscape plans for Lowell Elementary School in the Avenues District. Our commendations and support go out to the School Board for sponsoring such an ambitious and much needed improve-ment. We strongly believe that school ground improvements present an opportunity to share mutual concerns as well as to establish a policy network between us. During our review of Lowell School we saw a need of the School Board for advise from the Forestry Board as well as the technical services of the Urban Forester. We would like to establish a formal review procedure with the School Board for future school ground improvements. To make this review effective,we ask that you notify all concerned parties within the Salt Lake district who may have responsibility for grounds improvements, that the Forestry Board is available for consultation and assistance in the early planning stages. Needless to say,the earlier we may be involved, the more likely we are to be a help rather than a hindrance. This is a new concept'in Salt Lake,but not so new in other cities,such as Denver, Atlanta,and Minneapolis-St.Paul,who have had urban forestry programs for several years. We see the establishment of ties with the School Board and other bodies as a significant step toward bringing Salt Lake City on a par with other areas in the stewardship of the urban forest. • • I have enclosed for your information a roster of Forestry Board Members. Please contact me if you have questions or would like to discuss this proposal further. Thank you for your consideration. Robert A.Burke,Chairman Salt Lake Urban Forestry Board