RESOLUTION NO. 2013-53
A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION TO THE MEMBERS OF THE TREE TRIMMING COMMISSION
WHEREAS, Council established and appointed members to the Tree Trimming Committee on April 6, 2011 to find possible alternatives to the current tree trimming practices performed by Asplundh Tree Service on behalf of the American Electric Power Company within the Village of Granville and Granville Township; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Granville and Granville Township understood the need to trim trees in order to maintain all power lines; and
WHEREAS, residents expressed concerns about the current tree trimming practices; and
WHEREAS, the Granville Village Council and Granville Township Trustees recommended the establishment of a Granville Tree Trimming Committee to complete a sidewalk/roadway survey identifying specific trees that could be removed or trees that needed 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 outlined future tree trimming practices; and
WHEREAS, each member of the committee gave generously of their time and talents in the service of the Granville community.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of Granville, Ohio that:
Section I: On behalf of the citizens of the Village of Granville and Granville Township, the Granville Village Council hereby offers its gratitude and appreciation to all the individuals who participated as part of the committee
Rev. Virginia Lohmann Bauman Dan Bellman
Travis Binckley, Township Roads Superintendent Dennis Cauchon
Terry Hopkins, Village Service Director Bill Dorman
Don Hostetter, Tree & Landscape Chair Josh Laughbaum
Jurgen Pape, Committee Chair David McCombs
Andrew Montz Matthew Walsh
and thank them for their service and dedication to the community as members of the Tree Trimming Committee
Section II: This Resolution shall take effect and be in full force immediately upon passage.
Passed this 16th day of October, 2013.