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September 13, 2010

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Minutes PPBSTC Monday, Sept. 13
Pt. Pleasant Beach Town Hall
Meeting was called to order at 7:25pm by Chairwoman Kitty Stillufsen. Proper and legal notice was given. Present: Kitty Stillufsen, Elaine Hennessy, Clemens Bremer , Sharon Cadalzo, Kim Dietz-Kabbel, Pete Renner & Council Liason Kristine Tooker . Public: Anne Lightburn; Fran and Jack Drew from Manasquan

1.May minutes approved. There were no June, July or Aug minutes.
New Ordinance update- Kris can re-introduce after a year, or a councilman that voted no, like Frank Rizzo, may re-introduce the ordinance at any time.
Endowment: Getting paypal on town website: Update: (Pete): Karen Mills requested (to website designer)that Paypal to be added to town website. Pete will follow up with Karen. How much to get grates and/or engrave pavers? Kristine to ask Sandy pasola about pavers. Kitty has grate info: $1520 with insignia from Neenah Foundry.
5.Commission status 2010 requirements: Mike Ornsby is our town worker who is core trained. Kitty to notify the state. Also, Kitty to ask John Trout (DPW) who else can get coretrained? Elaine & Kim requested to be core trained; Clem for certain to go. Clems to pick up CEUs at seminar. We do not have the money in our budget to pay for this. Will ask for reimbursement. We have $56.12 in our budget.
b.FMP 2010 goals acheived: Arnold ave. tree maintenance, education.
6.Hazard trees: Kim reported :Laurel court, exposed roots
7.Tree City USA: We will apply for this status, as we already meet most of the eligibility requirements. This includes a per capita expense for trees (about $10,000, based upon a population of 5200), by adding all monies our town spends on trees (public workers hours, volunteer time etc), Sharon has this information. The per capita expense is within our FMP, so the info is available. (Total budget, divided by 5200 population).
8.New Projects: a.sidewalk pamplet: Kitty : Done! Group comments needed. Will email to group for comments.
9.Tree plan for the inbetween Chicago & Baltimore subdivision-update: There has been made a resolution by the planning board that protects trees roughly the width of lot, 100 feet from east to west.
10.County Tree Grant:. Marty davies has not been paid. Kitty to follow up. Kitty- call Rich Reenstra (Ocean County Forester) for an update.
11. Need more trees on Washington Ave. Anne Lightburn suggested: If the town can activly advertise to homeowners donating to endowment fund for a tree to be planted infront of their house, or elsewhere in town. Town will purchase trees at Fall wholesale sale price.
10.American Liberty Elm: Kim to ask High School Shop teacher to have students make a bench. Kris-To see that plaque gets mounted to building.
11. BSF(Busines stimulus fund)-Anyone who works to plant trees must fill out a W9 form
Pete: List of Tree Committees in NJ. Is verifying & seeking email contacts. Update: Sharon to help with mail merge. Kitty will order phamplets
June Tree replacement inspection assignments:
Clem: 703 Atlantic Ave.- replanted
607 NJ Ave. - removed, not replaced. Home for sale- should be part of contract.
Kitty: 206 Yale -
203 Homestead Ave. - not.
11 Niblick- not replaced
Kim: 219 Sanborn
802 Grove St
Elaine: 319 NJ & St.Louis -Replaced
206 Seymour - replaced
Pete: 217 Atlantic - replaced
106 Central -
Sharon: 204 Princeton
115 Parkway
Other news- a.Asbury park tree massacre on Cookman Ave.
b..Clemen- Tree removal and replacement cost should be at same time.
c.315 New York- can prune with a CTE who has 10 years experience, like R.T. Davies, Elaine , and possibly kitty to supervise.
d.Rockiní Joes- Whose responsibility? Whose property? If it is privately owned, Rockiní Joes may pay R.t. davies to prune. Voted yes.
e.Seafood Festival- Kim work at booth
f. Fran & Jack Drew , from Manasquan. .... suggested that several towns pool resources to hire an independent Certified Tree Expert to give second opinions on tree disputes.


Published November02, 2010 | Shade Tree Committee Minutes | 1101


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