Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission Meeting Minutes 20190514

Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission Meeting MinutesMay 14, 2019

The regular meeting of the Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission was called to order at 7:35 PM on May 14, 2019 by Ian Keller.

Ian Keller, Melody Corcoran, Carolyn Jacoby, Declan Madden, Susan Nashel

Approval of Minutes
Motions to approve the minutes for February 25, 2019 and March 26, 2019 were made by Carolyn Jacoby, seconded by Susan Nashel, and approved by all present.

Old Business
Discussion on Sustainable Jersey grant progress, CBD tree wells on Chestnut Street, and need to clarify repurposing monies for tree inventory must wait until the STC village council liaison Mike Sedon is present. He has the information on all of these topics.

Carolyn Jacoby will prepare a press release for the Ridgewood News about Adopt-a-Tree and the June 30th application deadline for tree plantings this fall. The application should also be posted on social media; it is available on the website.

Tree Nursery
Mike Sedon will initially be taking the lead on an ad hoc committee that is meeting on May 17, 2019 to discuss the possibility of a village tree nursery at the Bellair Road – tennis court site. Previously, the STC tabled the topic for lack of support.

Earth Day
Susan Nashel spent $478 on supplies for the Earth Day event; $275 of that amount was for a reusable banner. She will submit the receipts to the village for reimbursement.

Train Station Trees
The removal of the linden trees at the train station parking lot took many village residents by surprise. If this move were known about ahead of time, perhaps funds could have been raised from village residents to move the trees instead of cutting them down.

Schedler Trees
Evergreens are to be planted in a berm along Route 17 for screening. Declan Madsen, the village arborist, suggested that spruce and firs be planted.

Open STC Positions
Carolyn Jacoby suggested that Mike Sedon request that Heather Mailander submit a press release to The Ridgewood News about applications for STC positions. Carolyn will have Manish Shrimali also post the application on social media. Volunteer applications are available on the village website.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM by: Ian Keller

Minutes submitted by : Melody Corcoran

Volunteer Hours : 6

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