April 4 2013 Landmark Tree Ad Hoc Committee Approved Minutes

URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
LANDMARK TREE AD HOC COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING
APPROVED MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4:15 p.m.
City Hall, Room 421
One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Jr. Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  Rose Hillson (Chair), Chris Buck, Larry Costello, Malcolm Hillan, Megan Sutherland

Order of Business

1. Call to Order and Roll Call.  The Landmark Tree Committee meeting convened at 4:18 p.m.  Present:  Members Hillson, Buck and Hillan; Excused:  Member Costello; Absent:  Member Sutherland.

2. Approval of Minutes of the January 3, 2013 Urban Forestry Council Landmark Tree Committee Special Meeting. (Explanatory Document: January 3, 2013 Draft Minutes) (Discussion and Action).

Upon Motion by Member Hillan, second by Member Buck, the January 3, 2013 Draft Minutes were approved without objection (AYES:  Members Buck, Hillan and Hillson; Absent:  Members Costello and Sutherland).

3. Review and Approval for recommendation to the Department of Public Works Legal Counsel Proposed Amendments to Landmark Grove Nomination Form and Public Works Code Landmark Tree Ordinance to add ‘Grove’ Language and make Other Required Amendments, (Explanatory Documents:  (a) 022613 Proposed Amendments to Public Works Code Landmark Tree Ordinance, Article 16, Sections 802 and 810; (b) Original Public Works Code Sections 800-814; (c) Member Hillson Proposed Amendments to Public Works Code Sections 802 and 810; (d) Landmark Groves Selection Definition and Criteria; (e) Amended Landmark Grove Nomination Form; and (f) Landmark Tree Nomination Form.) (Discussion and Action) 

The Committee reviewed the Public Works Code, Landmark Grove Nomination Form, and Landmark Tree Nomination form.  Upon Motion by Member Hillan, second by Member Buck, the Committee approved amendments to the Public Works Code, Landmark Grove and Landmark Tree Nomination Forms for review by Department of Public Works legal staff (AYES:  Members Buck, Hillan, and Hillson; Absent:  Members Costello and Sutherland). 

4. New Business/Future Agenda Items. (Information and Discussion).  The Committee discussed sparse landmark tree nomination supply, and that it is unknown what future trees could be candidates.  A discussion was held about landmark tree markers that had been discussed at a previous Committee meeting and was continued to the Call of the Chair.  This agenda topic was still continued to the Call of the Chair.

5. Public Comment:  Members of the public may address the Committee on matters that are within the Committee’s jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda.  There were no members of the public present at this time.

6. Adjournment.  The Landmark Tree Committee meeting adjourned at 6:59 p.m.

Copies of explanatory documents are available to the public at (1) the Department of Environment, 1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, California 94103 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., (2) or may be available at the Landmark Tree Committee Meeting website http://www.sfenvironment.org/about/taskforce/urban-forestry-council/agendas posted  with each agenda or meeting minutes, or 3) upon request to the Council Secretary at the above address, telephone number 415-355-3709, or via e-mail at [email protected]   Audio recordings of all meetings can be accessed at the following website https://sites.google.com/a/sfenvironment.org/commission/urban-forestry-council/urban-forestry-council-and-committee-meeting-audios.

Approved:  May 1, 2014