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October. 4, 2010


October 2010 Minutes PPBSTC Monday, Oct. 4, 2010

Pt. Pleasant Beach Town Hall

Meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Chairwoman Kitty Stillufsen. Proper and legal notice was given. Present: Kitty Stillufsen, Elaine Hennessy, Clemens Bremer , Sharon Cadalzo, Kim Dietz-Kabbel, Nina Sassano & Council Liason Kristine Tooker . Absent: Pete Renner, and Council Liason Sean Henessy. Public: Laura Walters.

1.September minutes approved, pending a correction from Clemens- clarified that tree services should provide replacement cost at time of removal.

2. Welcome new member Nina Sassano.

New Ordinance update: Kitty,to ask Councilman Rizzo to reintroduce ordinance, as he had voted no. Elaine will also speak with him about same. (update: Kitty called, Left message)

Endowment: Getting paypal on town website: Update: (Pete): Karen Mills asked(to website designer)that Paypal be added to town website. Pete to follow up w/Karen. How much to get grates and/or engrave pavers? Kristine to ask Sandy pasola about pavers. Kitty has grate info: $1520 w/ insignia from Neenah Foundry.

5.Commission status 2010 requirements: Kitty to ask John Trout if any town workers will be attending Shade Tree Federation Annual Conferenece.(Update: John told Kitty that he will send someone- but not sure who)Elaine, Clem & Kim will be attending. Clem to earn CEUs at seminar. We don’t have funds in our budget to pay for this. Will ask for reimbursement. We have $56.12 in our budget.

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 pamphlet: Kitty : Done! Group comments needed. Will email to group for comments. (All points printing to donate poster size).

9. Kitty to change our logo to Comission from Committee.

10.County Tree Grant:. Marty davies has not been paid. Kitty to follow up. Kitty spoke with Rich Reenstra (County Forester). He said that while the grant might not be offered this coming year, it might return next year. Kitty asked that if he has any extra trees, we would take them (at least take as many as we could handle). Rich also said that he directs new commissions to us, as a role model. Beachwood has a new commission- kitty spoke with their chair, and gave an open invitation to come to our meeting.

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. (Palque- working on mounting it to wall- Kitty suggested we try and source recycled wood. Group (esp. Kitty and Nina) to work on this. (note to kitty- ask Jay carey, Becky)

Nina- FREC: Nina to call and see if they can come to our next meeting.

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: Kitty to update list and notify Elaine Petrillo

Clem:607 NJ Ave.- Have not replanted. Home for sale- should be part of contract. SUMMONS! Voted unanimous.Kitty can go talk with them, and ask bob leach.

Q- dead tree on Seymour, do they need to replace it?, Kris to chat with new owners.

Kitty: 206 Yale - replanted!

203 Homestead Ave. - have not replanted. PPBSTC to request a fine. SUMMONS.

11 Niblick- Have not replanted. PPBSTC to request a fine. SUMMONS!

Kim: 219 Sanborn - Might have replanted, we cannot tell. In any case- they did not replant with a suitable replacement.

802 Grove St- not replanted. 732-892-2182, Kitty can call him.

Elaine: 106 Central- not replanted. Elaine P. to put a note in tracey’s mailbox.

Pete: 204 Princeton- Elaine P. to issue a warning.

Sharon: 115 Parkway- Replanted.

Rt. 35 South, by The Spot- 2 trees removed, no permit.

Other news- a.Asbury park tree massacre on Cookman Ave.
b..Clemens- Tree removal and cost replacement should be at same time. Pete to update.
c.315 Arnold- can prune with a CTE who has 10 years experience, like R.T. Davies, Elaine , and possibly kitty to supervise.

Also- NJ & St. Louis- kitty to check to see if elaine emailed me about this.

Rockin’ Joes- we took a second vote to clarify our orginal vote on this matter in September. Again, it was decided that Kitty would contact Dave (owner), and explain to him that he may pay R.T. Davies (or another certified tree expert with 10 years experience) to prune the trees. Alternativly, he may ask us to contact code enforcement and request that the owner of the property be contacted and asked to maintain the trees. (Dave is a tenant). Elaine requested that Dave be informed that, in her opinion and based upon her own experiences, a policeofficier might be required to cordon off the street and monitor the traffic safety. It was noted that once a matter has been voted on, no member should deviate from the outcome of that vote.

Sharon- read county shade tree commission notes- hazard tree assment, in northern part of county.

Fund raiser- Nina, come up with ideas.

Next meeting Nov. 1, 7:30 pm town hall.

Published November03, 2010 | Shade Tree Committee Minutes | 1102

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