Mayor Ad Hoc - Tree Advisory Committee

Agendas & Minutes
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Members

 Name Term Expires
Committee Position
Telephone Number
Rod Bina
     
Terrell Brock
     
Diane Dillett
     
Melina Douglas
     
Jeremy Hecht
     
Scott Endl
   Staff Contact
 

Composition
Ad Hoc, select or special committees may be appointed by the mayor and are not subject to confirmation by the common council, to consider any special matter.  Each such committee shall consider only those matters specifically referred to it and shall exist only so long as may be required to complete its work, but may not exist for longer than one year without annual approval by the common council.  All ad hoc, special and select committees that exist for more than one year shall provide a written annual report of their activities and findings to the common council.

The mayor shall determine the size and composition of select and special committees at the time the committee is created.  All ad hoc, select and special committees shall contain at least one common council member.

The mayor shall inform the common council of specific assignment given to each special or select committee together with the name, address, occupation, education and community involvement of each person appointed to the committee and the reason for recommending the appointment of each committee member.  This information shall be provided to the common council at least three days prior to the common council meeting at which the appointments will be considered.

Summary of Duties

Fitchburg’s urban forest will be multi-aged, fully stocked, healthy and safe. It will contain a wide variety of appropriate species and be maintained, including prevention, detection and eradication of invasive species, on a low cost but regularly scheduled basis.

It will contribute to the general welfare of our residents by reducing energy costs, increasing property values, providing high quality habitat for wildlife, beautifying all neighborhoods and projecting an image of quality to visitors and prospective businesses. Care of public trees will be used as a means to educate and inspire residents to care for trees on private property.

Our mission is to protect and enhance the health and diversity of our urban forest to ensure the economic, environmental, and social benefits for future generations through education, outreach, and partnership.