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File #: 22-00756    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Legislative Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 7/10/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/18/2022 Final action: 8/18/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: REFERRAL TO PLANNING BOARD - INCLUSION OF QUERCUS HEMISPHAERICA - DARLINGTON OAK TO THE LIST OF PROTECTED TREES IN CITY CODE CHAPTER 12-6 TREE/LANDSCAPE REGULATIONS
Sponsors: Ann Hill

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ITEM

 

SPONSOR:                     City Council President Ann Hill

 

SUBJECT:

 

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REFERRAL TO PLANNING BOARD - INCLUSION OF QUERCUS HEMISPHAERICA - DARLINGTON OAK TO THE LIST OF PROTECTED TREES IN CITY CODE CHAPTER 12-6 TREE/LANDSCAPE REGULATIONS                     

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RECOMMENDATION:

 

recommendation

That City Council refer to the Planning Board for review and recommendation, the inclusion of Quercus hemisphaerica - Darlington Oak to the list of protected trees in City Code Chapter 12-6 Tree/Landscape Regulations.

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HEARING REQUIRED:    No Hearing Required      

 

SUMMARY:

 

Currently, Quercus hemisphaerica - Darlington Oak, are not on the list of protected trees.  It is estimated that nearly 90% of the trees protected within the city are actually Quercus laurifolia - Laurel Oak.  In order to protect the majority of oaks within the city, the Darlington Oak would need to be added to the list of protected species.

 

PRIOR ACTION:                     

 

None

 

FUNDING:                     

 

N/A

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

                     

None

 

STAFF CONTACT:

 

Don Kraher, Council Executive

 

ATTACHMENTS:

 

None

 

PRESENTATION:     No