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March 10, 2015 Tree & Landscape Minutes

Granville Tree and Landscape Commission

Meeting of March 10, 2015

Present: Don Hostetter, Lynne Kishler, Dick Mortensen, Don Pheneger, Linda Reynolds, Jim Siegel

Guest:   Darren Willey

Minutes of the February meeting were distributed and approved.

Old Business

AEP tree trimming cycle – Asplundh is currently working on the edges of town.  Most of the work in the village has been completed.  They will be removing and trimming on Jones Road next.  AEP will begin removing all ash trees near power lines next.

Don Hostetter, Don Pheneger, Dick Mortensen, and Lynne Kishler will be attending the Tree Academy in Reynoldsburg on May 13th and 14th.

Don H. and Lynne attended the Denison Tree and Landscape Advisory Board meeting at Denison on March 3rd.  Jeremy King did a demonstration of how their tree inventory has been integrated with Google Maps.  By clicking on a tree icon, a viewer gets detailed information about a specific tree. Jeremy believes our tree inventory can be converted to this system.  Other announcements at this meeting – Denison will receive a large grant for campus beautification from an alumna, their board will merge with their memorial bench committee, and Warren Hauck will do an arboretum tour during Earth Week.

New Business

Opera House Park – Frits Rizor’s class at Hocking College has a commitment to another town’s project, so we will be getting the designs for OHP only, not the purchasing and planting manpower on the east side of the park. We will select a design and arrange for completion of the planting. Frits’s students will present their design projects to us on March 12th at 11:30 am.

Village Council has approved St. Luke’s church’s improvement plans for the stairwell exit into the park.  In order to be up to code, they require an additional twelve inches into the park, which was granted.

Jeremy King has had a DU student apply for the tree inventory internship we have advertised.  We reviewed Logan Smith’s resume and agreed that he is very qualified. We will ask him to write a summary analyzing the data.

Don H. got a call from Jim Patin of the Colony requesting information on when the ash trees in that area will be removed.  Don assured him that they are on the list for removal.  Darren reported that the village is currently removing a large ash tree at the Bryn Du mansion. 

We discussed the elm tree “cookie” slice we wish to place in Opera House Park as a memorial to Bea Mack. Jim Siegel knows a person in Newark he will contact about the refinishing.

The next meeting will be April 14th at 7 pm.          Submitted by Lynne Kishler

Granville Tree and Landscape Commission

Meeting of March 10, 2015

Present: Don Hostetter, Lynne Kishler, Dick Mortensen, Don Pheneger, Linda Reynolds, Jim Siegel

Guest:   Darren Willey

Minutes of the February meeting were distributed and approved.

Old Business

AEP tree trimming cycle – Asplundh is currently working on the edges of town.  Most of the work in the village has been completed.  They will be removing and trimming on Jones Road next.  AEP will begin removing all ash trees near power lines next.

Don Hostetter, Don Pheneger, Dick Mortensen, and Lynne Kishler will be attending the Tree Academy in Reynoldsburg on May 13th and 14th.

Don H. and Lynne attended the Denison Tree and Landscape Advisory Board meeting at Denison on March 3rd.  Jeremy King did a demonstration of how their tree inventory has been integrated with Google Maps.  By clicking on a tree icon, a viewer gets detailed information about a specific tree. Jeremy believes our tree inventory can be converted to this system.  Other announcements at this meeting – Denison will receive a large grant for campus beautification from an alumna, their board will merge with their memorial bench committee, and Warren Hauck will do an arboretum tour during Earth Week.

New Business

Opera House Park – Frits Rizor’s class at Hocking College has a commitment to another town’s project, so we will be getting the designs for OHP only, not the purchasing and planting manpower on the east side of the park. We will select a design and arrange for completion of the planting. Frits’s students will present their design projects to us on March 12th at 11:30 am.

Village Council has approved St. Luke’s church’s improvement plans for the stairwell exit into the park.  In order to be up to code, they require an additional twelve inches into the park, which was granted.

Jeremy King has had a DU student apply for the tree inventory internship we have advertised.  We reviewed Logan Smith’s resume and agreed that he is very qualified. We will ask him to write a summary analyzing the data.

Don H. got a call from Jim Patin of the Colony requesting information on when the ash trees in that area will be removed.  Don assured him that they are on the list for removal.  Darren reported that the village is currently removing a large ash tree at the Bryn Du mansion. 

We discussed the elm tree “cookie” slice we wish to place in Opera House Park as a memorial to Bea Mack. Jim Siegel knows a person in Newark he will contact about the refinishing.

The next meeting will be April 14th at 7 pm.

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