Tree Advisory and Education Board
Chapter 152 of the Lakewood Codified Ordinances established the Tree Advisory and Education Board. This board is charged with collaborating with City officials regarding its urban tree policies and practices, promoting the City’s tree programs and educating residents regarding responsible tree stewardship and the benefits of tree planting on private property.
The Tree Advisory and Education Board shall be composed of five volunteer members, three of whom shall be appointed by Council and two of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor. Special consideration will be given to applicants with background and expertise in forestry. Additionally, the Director of Public Works or his or her designee shall serve as an ex officio non-voting member. Council may appoint a non-voting ex officio member if it chooses.
Members of the Tree Advisory and Education Board shall serve a term of three years and receive no compensation for service. Initial appointment shall be staggered so that two members’ terms expire every three years.
The Tree Advisory and Education Board shall be empowered to adopt its own bylaws and rules for operation consistent with this chapter including whether or not to elect a Chairperson or other officers.
The Tree Advisory and Education Board shall meet at least on a quarterly basis. All meetings of the Tree Advisory and Education Board shall be open to the public and a record of its business maintained by its members. The Tree Advisory and Education Board is responsible for compliance with Chapter 109 of the Lakewood Codified Ordinances. The Board is required to arrange an annual meeting with City Council’s Public Works Committee to discuss its work.
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