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(A) The Committee and Staff Project Coordinator may prepare or have made a written plan for the care, replacement, maintenance, and removal or disposition on trees, shrubs and other existing vegetation within the public right-of-way and on public property.
(1) The plan shall be presented annually to the Town Council.
(2) Upon its acceptance and approval, the plan shall constitute the official comprehensive tree plan for the town.
(B) The Committee shall develop and maintain a list of suitable trees for planting, including the tree species, sizes and forms, to be planted in public right-of-way and on public property for adoption by the Town Council as the town's approved Street Tree List.
(1) The list shall be reviewed, updated and submitted for approval by the Council as needed.
(2) The Committee shall also create a list of trees unsuitable for planting.
(C) The Committee shall establish educational and informational programs, pamphlets and literature for dissemination to the public, to assist the public in proper protection, maintenance, removal and planting of trees on public property. The committee shall also from time to time make recommendations on this topic for Town Council approval.
(D) The Committee shall study proposals for landscape modifications within the public right-of-way or on public property, including removal appeals referred to it for review by the Town Council, any town-appointed board, town official, or member of the Tree Advisory Committee. The Committee shall make a recommendation for action, based on its review findings, to the Town Council for approval.
(E) The Committee shall advise the Town Council as needed, concerning amendments to this chapter or any other standards or documents prepared by the Committee.
(F) The Committee shall meet at least four times annually, with no less than one meeting held each quarter to conduct business and coordinate the town's urban forestry program, grants and educational activities.
(Ord. 8-2009, passed 6-15-09)