(A)   Creation. There is hereby created and established the city’s Tree Commission for the city, which shall consist of five members, three shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Common Council, one to be appointed by the Park and Recreation Board and one to be appointed by the Superintendent of the city’s Utilities Department.
(Prior Code, § 95.05)
   (B)   Term of office. The term of the three persons to be appointed by the Mayor shall be three years; except that, the term of one of the members appointed to the first Commission shall be for only one year and the term of one member of the first Commission shall be for two years. The term of the member appointed by the Park and Recreation Board and by the city’s Utilities Department shall be for three years. In the event that a vacancy shall occur during the term of any member, his or her successor shall be appointed for the unexpired portion of the term.
(Prior Code, § 95.06)
   (C)   Compensation of Commission. Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
(Prior Code, § 95.07)
   (D)   Duties and responsibilities. It shall be the responsibility of the Commission to study, investigate, counsel and develop and update annually, and administer a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal and disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets and in other public areas within the city. This plan will be presented annually to the Board of Public Works and the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation Board and, upon their acceptance and approval, shall constitute the official comprehensive city tree plan for the city. The Commission, when requested by the Board of Public Works or the Park Board, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within the scope of its work.
(Prior Code, § 95.08)
   (E)   Operation. The Commission shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations and keep a journal of its proceedings. A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.
(Prior Code, § 95.09)
(Ord. G-11-01, passed 5-10-2011)