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October, 7,2008


Minutes: Monthly Meeting PPBSTC
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2008 7:30pm

Minutes prepared by Kitty Philipp
Meeting was called to order at 7:30pm, by Chair Kitty Philipp.Proper and legal notice was given. Present: Kitty Philipp,Clemens Bremer, Lynn Vasquez, Sharon CadalzoExcused:Kristine Tooker (Council Liason) Absent: Elaine Hennessy.

1.Attendance & approval of Sept. minutes.
2.Guest: Resident Linda Murphy appealled the decision of permit denied, re: sycamore tree on St.Louis & washington. Ms.Murphy argued that while she would prefer to keep said tree, it would require sever pruning in order to transport the modular home she intends on and has the permits to build. Additionally, the builder advised her that said modular home would have to be lifted above the severely pruned/topped tree, using an enormous crane. She is concerned about safety and liability issues. She agreed to replant said tree with a substantial tree on our list. The PPBSTC voted to approve the removal of this tree, and asked her to please consider saving as many trees on her private property as well.
3.2 BPW employees to attend annual County Shade Tree Training. Clem asked if they could report to the us after the meeting and tell us what was involved.
4..Notes from Listening Session with FMP team Forestree, 10/2/08:
Kitty, Clem, Sharon and Elaine met with Les & Andy Alpaugh, owners of Forestree. Reminder: An FMP (Forestry Mangement Plan) is required by the state as part of the requirements to become a commission. This is a management plan which inventories our community forest, and outlines a clear 5-year plan for managing it. In conclusion of of meeting, we determined the 4 most important elements of the FMP for PPBeach will be 1.Identifying hazard trees and making a plan for remediation, 2.Tree planting, specifically to replace the trees on arnold ave.,(Forestree received a copy of the engineers tree inventory for arnold & richmond ave.) 3.Tree maintenance, including developing a watering system like a water buffalo, 4.Public education and increasing donations to our endowment fund. Also, if we are to be involved with any Arbor Day activities we should include it on the April 21, 2009 Council agenda.
Questions asked: Does PPB have a Geographic Information System (GIS), which is a layered map of the town? As part of this GIS, the tree inventory cold be included using a device called a “GPS” unit, which programs trees directly into said map if you are standing in front of the tree! Without this device the trees wold have to be manually recorded. Sharon confirmed the county has one on order ( according to Rich reenstra, county forester).
Before the meeting, Sharon provided Forestree with information they had requested, such as the PPBSTC budget, our proposed ordinance, a summary on how trees are currently maintained, etc..
4.Ordinance: Sept. 29,2008 Kitty, Clem, Elaine and Kristine met with landscape architect/certified town planner Diane Miller, to finalize proposed ordinance. Throughout this 3 hour meeting, kitty continually pressed for an easier application process and larger tree minimum. Clem suggested less verbiage. Conclusion was that ordinance needed to be specific to prevent misinterpretations. Finalized ordinance to be presented at 10/7/08 council meeting. PPBSTC members,friends and families are encouraged to attend and speak out in favor of ordinance.
5. Thank you note to Chris Albers,donation $500, sent by Sharon on behalf of our town.
6. Trees: PPB to apply for a grant for an American Liberty Elm in the Spring! Update: LOL weeping willow, resident Bonnie Scott: Kitty mailed Ms.Scott a letter asking for an update. High School corner tree: second opinion needed; Kitty will call falkinbergs tree co. , Resident donated a cherry tree...if we dig up and replant. Dave Cavagnaro said tree is damaged and would be too difficult to replant.
7. PPBSTC field work needed: to contact nurseries about carrying trees on our list. Kitty to present finalized pamphlet.
8. Kitty to finalize Approved tree list, and begin work on sidewalk pamphlet.
9. Kitty went to 3 nurseries to discuss availability of trees on list. Waterbrook garden center, Sea Girt, 732-292-2700, carries some of the trees on our list (on a limited basis). Will take special orders, with deposit. All 3 nurseries told Kitty that the problem is the trees on the list lack consumer demand. Most people want flowering trees, like bradford pear. PPBSTC wants to see an increase in the variety of trees to prevent monoculture, and to diversify.
10. Outstanding tree replacement permits...Clem is to check his assigned addresses.

Next meeting: November 1, 2008 7:30pm Town Hall

Published December01, 2008 | Shade Tree Committee Minutes | 698

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