Develop a new tree ordinance to mitigate the clearcutting of trees prior to development.
1. Present a tree mitigation ordinance to the Planning & Zoning Commission that incorporates input from citizen and development groups | Development Services | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q1
2. Present a tree mitigation ordinance to the City Council based on input from the Planning & Zoning Commission as well as citizen and development groups | Development Services | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q2
3. If approved, conduct educational outreach to land owners of undeveloped properties | Development Services | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2022 Q4
2nd Quarter Update April 2022
The final Tree Mitigation Ordinance was submitted to City Council and approved on November 2, 2021. Staff placed a link to the Tree Mitigation Ordinance on the Planning and Zoning page of the City's website. Additionally, staff has designed and ordered informational postcards to be mailed out to property owners of undeveloped sites of three or more acres to make them aware of the Tree Mitigation Ordinance. Staff anticipates receiving the postcards in Q3 and mailing them out to the identified property owners.
1st Quarter Update January 2022
The proposed Tree Mitigation Plan was presented to the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission on September 28 and forwarded to the City Council for consideration with the requirement of a super-majority vote for passage. The Tree Mitigation Ordinance was subsequently presented to the City Council on November 2 and was unanimously approved. Educational outreach to owners of undeveloped properties is currently underway. An informational pamphlet has been created and posted on the City’s website. In Q2, staff will develop a mailing list of owners of undeveloped properties to send information postcard regarding the Tree Mitigation Ordinance.