§ 30.020  CITY TREE BOARD.
   (A)   Creation and establishment of a 5-member Tree Board. There is created and established a City Tree Board under the direction of the Common Council for the City of Brazil which shall consist of 5 members, citizens and residents of this city, 3 of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Common Council. The Brazil Street Department Commissioner and a member of the Common Council shall be the remaining 2 members of the Tree Board. Any application for permit or approval from the Tree Board shall be directed to the office of the City Clerk-Treasurer.
(Ord. 19-1997, passed 10-28-1997)
   (B)   Term of office of Tree Board members. The term of the 3 persons to be appointed by the Mayor shall be 3 years except that the term of 1 of the members appointed to the first board shall be for only 1 year and the term of 1 member of the first board shall be for 2 years. In the event that a vacancy shall occur during the term of any member, his or her successor shall be appointed by the Mayor for the unexpired portion of the term.
(Ord. 19-1997, passed 10-28-1997)
   (C)   No compensation for Board members. Members of the board shall serve without compensation.
(Ord. 19-1997, passed 10-28-1997)
   (D)   Duties and responsibilities of City Tree Board.
      (1)   It shall be the responsibility of the City Tree Board to study, investigate, counsel and develop and/or update, and administer a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs along streets and in other public areas. This plan will include ways to disseminate information for the continuation of community education concerning tree care. A plan will be presented to the Common Council and upon their acceptance and approval shall constitute the official comprehensive city tree plan for the City of Brazil. The plan may be updated periodically and the updated plan will be affective upon approval by the Common Council.
      (2)   The City Tree Board shall serve as an advisory council to the Brazil Parks and Recreation Board concerning the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of all park trees. However, authority and control over park trees shall remain with the Brazil Parks and Recreation Board.
      (3)   The City Tree Board, when requested by the Common Council, shall consider, investigate, make finding, report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within the scope of its work.
      (4)   The Common Council will be responsible for reviewing, approving and establishing fee schedules for all permits issued by the City Tree Board.
   (E)   Operation and regulations of City Tree Board.
      (1)   The City Tree Board shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations and keep minutes of its proceedings which will form permanent records on file in the City Clerk-Treasurer's office.
      (2)   A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.
(Ord. 19-1997, passed 10-28-1997)