7-1-2: TREE BOARD:
   A.   Created: There is hereby created and established a tree board for the city, which shall consist of five (5) members, citizens and residents of the city, who shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council. One member of the board shall be a member of the city council. (1995 Code § 86-1-2)
   B.   Terms Of Office: The term of the five (5) persons to be appointed by the mayor shall be two (2) years, except that the term of two (2) of the members appointed to the first tree board shall be for one year and the term of two (2) of the members of the first tree board shall be for two (2) years. The term of the member of the city council shall coincide with his term of office. In the event that a vacancy shall occur during the term of any member, his successor shall be appointed for the unexpired portion of the term being vacated. (1995 Code § 86-1-3)
   C.   Compensation: Members of the tree board shall serve without compensation. (1995 Code § 86-1-4)
   D.   Duties And Responsibilities: It shall be the responsibility of the tree board to study, investigate, counsel and develop and/or update annually, and administer a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of street trees and park trees. Such plan will be presented annually to the city council and, upon their acceptance and approval, shall constitute the official comprehensive city tree plan for the city. The tree board, when requested by the city council, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within the scope of its work. (1995 Code § 86-1-5)
   E.   Operation Of Board: The tree board shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations in accordance and in compliance with applicable law, and keep a journal of its proceedings. A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business. (1995 Code § 86-1-6)
   F.   Review By City Council; Appeal: The city council shall have the right to review the conduct, acts and decisions of the tree board. Any person may appeal from any ruling or order of the tree board to the city council, who may hear the matter and make final decisions. (1995 Code § 86-3-2)