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Washington Avenue Mall Trees
Washington Avenue Mall Task Force

Council appointed a seven member task force at the March 8 Council meeting. The task force will meet as often as necessary to provide a full and complete review of the public comments that have been submitted to the City concerning the Washington Avenue mall tree plan. They will develop a recommendation outlining any changes to the plan deemed necessary to address the City’s interests as a whole. The task force will present a draft recommendation to the Clean and Green Commission and to the Recreation Commission for comments, and will submit a final recommendation to the City Council no later than July 12, 2016.

Task Force Meeting Schedule and Agendas

The meetings will be held in the Council Chambers (unless otherwise noted) at 715 Princess Anne Street at 6:30 p.m.  Enter on the lower level off Hanover Street. Click on the meeting date to see the agenda.

March 23, 2016
April 5, 2016
April 19, 2016
May 4, 2016
May 24, 2016 (large conference room on second floor of City Hall)
Presentation to Clean and Green Commission on June 6, 2016
Presentation to Parks Commission on June 13, 2016



Meeting on Tree Plans for Washington Avenue Mall


A public meeting was held on February 1 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, for city staff to present the current plans for planting trees on the Washington Avenue Mall. Some residents of Washington Avenue also gave a presentation. This was a special meeting of the Clean and Green Commission. The public was invited to present their views.

See link below for the petition signed by some residents of Washington Avenue and surrounding streets on their concerns regarding trees. The city's tree plan is attached as the last page of the document for informational purposes and was not included in the petition presented to the city. Please note this a large size file and may take a longer than usual time to download.

Petition


Presentations from February 1, 2016 Public Forum

City Tree Presentation

This presentation was given by City staff and members of the City's Green Committee. Please note this a large size file and may take a longer than usual time to download.


Petitioner's Tree Presentation

This presentation was given by some residents of Washington Avenue who presented a petition regarding the trees on the Washington Avenue Mall. Please note this a large size file and may take a longer than usual time to download.