Citizen's Tree Committee
Purpose: To provide non-binding advice and input regarding possible oak wilt, tree trimming and generally accepted urban forestry practices. Citizen members are tasked with walking and/or driving in their area, looking for signs of oak wilt and/or poor tree trimming practices and reporting observations to staff.
Membership: The Tree Committee consist of a minimum of seven (7) residents appointed by City Council, one (1) City Council member appointed by City Council. One (1) staff member appointed by the City Manager; and one (1) International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist or forester appointed by the City Council, preferably a resident, to serve as subject matter expert for the committee.
Term: Members shall serve for two-year staggered terms with the initial membership splitting 1 and 2 year terms evenly distributed as determined by City Council.
Meets: The committee shall meet a minimum of 4 times a year at City Hall in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act. All meetings will be posted and held at City Hall and open to the public. The Chair may schedule additional meetings or cancel scheduled meetings as deemed. The first meeting of each year shall be a training meeting. The committee shall give a report to Council twice a year.