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File #: 16-634    Name: Amendment Tree Preservation Tree Survey
Type: Agenda Item Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Work Session
On agenda: 6/20/2016 Final action:
Title: Discuss and Provide Direction to Staff Regarding Proposed Revisions to Tree Survey Within the Tree Preservation Ordinance
Attachments: 1. Presentation
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Title
Discuss and Provide Direction to Staff Regarding Proposed Revisions to Tree Survey Within the Tree Preservation Ordinance

Summary

COUNCIL GOAL: Direction for Strategic Growth

MEETING DATE: June 20, 2016

DEPARTMENT: Development Services

CONTACT: Emily Braht, RLA, Landscape Architect
Mark Hines, Director of Engineering

ITEM SUMMARY:
* City Council input and direction is needed regarding whether or not an amendment to the tree survey requirements within Section 146-136, "Tree Preservation," of the City's Code of Ordinances should be brought forward for the City Council's adoption.

* Currently, a tree survey is required at the time of an application for a tree permit. The tree survey requirements include the location of all buildings, structures, parking and vehicular maneuvering area, utilities, sidewalks, and other improvements (existing and proposed); the creeks, lakes, and other water features (existing and proposed); the location of FEMA 100-year floodplain, NRCS lake tree preservation zone, or erosion hazard setback easement; any proposed non-disturbance area; and the caliper size of all trees six inches or greater.

* Currently, in areas not to be disturbed the survey is only required to extend 15 feet back from the tree perimeter.

* Currently, no protection is afforded for or mitigation required for the removal of trees less than 42 caliper inches to install utility lines; dedicate public rights-of-way; public or private streets or alleys; provide any required easement up to the minimum width needed to accommodate the required service; fire lanes; parking; sidewalks; driveways; construct fences and screening walls; building pads; hike/bike trails; or achieve cut and fill drainage.

* Currently, Specimen trees 42 inches or greater, 70% of quality trees within our flood plain 6 inches or greater, and a 15' perimeter tree zone of quality trees 6 inches or greater are protected and if removed, require mitigation.

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