A RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS TO THE GRANVILLE TREE TRIMMING COMMITTEE
WHEREAS, the Village of Granville and Granville Township are interested in finding possible alternatives to the current tree trimming practices performed by Asplundh Tree Service on behalf of the American Electric Power Company within the Village and the Township; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Granville and Granville Township understand the need to trim trees in order to maintain all power lines; and
WHEREAS, residents are concerned about the current tree trimming practices; and
WHEREAS, the Granville Village Council and Granville Township Trustees have recommended the establishment of a Granville Tree Trimming Committee that would complete a sidewalk/roadway survey to identify specific trees that could be removed or need special consideration, identify possible areas where power lines could be placed underground, improve communication to property owners to make them aware of options regarding tree removal and to develop a memorandum of understanding between the Village of Granville, Granville Township, AEP, the PUCO and Asplundh that explicitly outlines future tree trimming practices.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Village Granville, Ohio, that:
Section 1.The Granville Village Council hereby appoints to the Granville Tree Trimming Committee the following members:
Rev. Virginia Lohmann Bauman Dan Bellman
Travis Binckley, Township Roads Superintendent Dennis Cauchon
Terry Hopkins, Village Service Director Josh Laughbaum
Paul Jenks, Township Trustee David McCombs
Don Hostetter, Tree & Landscape Chair
Jurgen Pape Matthew Walsh
Section 2: The Tree Trimming Committee shall be advisory only, and shall provide semi-annual reports to the Village Council and Township Trustees. The Committee’s shall expire on April 15, 2013
Section 3: This resolution shall take effect and be in full force immediately upon passage.
Passed this 6th day of April, 2011.