06-03-15 Agenda

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
CARSON CITY SHADE TREE COUNCIL

DAY: Wednesday

DATE: June 3, 2015

TIME: 5:30 P.M. 

LOCATION: Sierra Room
Carson City Community Center
851 East William Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Members of the public who wish to address the Carson City Shade Tree Council may come forward and speak on matters related to the Council. Comments may be limited to three minutes per person or topic. If your item requires extended discussion or action, please request the Chairperson to schedule the matter for a future meeting. No action may be taken on a matter raised under this item of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken.

1. FOR POSSIBLE ACTION ON APPROVAL OF MINUTES

2. MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA
Agenda Management Notice: Items on the agenda may be taken out of order; the public body may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; and the public body may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.

Note: Items scheduled at a specific time cannot be heard earlier than the scheduled time per Nevada's Open Meeting Law requirements.

3. MEETING ITEMS:

A. For Possible Action:
Regarding the absence of any Council member from this meeting. The Council must vote to excuse or not excuse the absence of a Council member from any Council meeting. Council members are considered excused if they have notified the Council Chairperson and/or the Director of the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department of their absence prior to this meeting. When all Council members are present, there is no action on this item.

Public Comments

B.
Discussion only regarding a debriefing of the 2015 Arbor Day Ceremony. This meeting is an appropriate time to discuss and determine the overall quality of the 2015 Arbor Day Ceremony that was held at Long Ranch Park on Saturday, April 26, 2015. Even though the weather was less than ideal, there was a good turnout for the ceremony. The weather, however, did cause the cancellation of the Fun Run/Walk event as well as the tree identification exercise.

Public Comments

C. For Possible Action:
Regarding the planning for the annual Fall Tree Care Workshop. During the February 26, 2015 Shade Tree Council meeting, the Council selected Thursday, November 12, 2015 as the date for the Workshop and the Community Center as the site. The Council set the fee as $45.00 if registered before November ___ and $55.00 for after that date. The Council also decided to market the workshop in part by sending an e-mail blast to all Arborists in the region. The Council decided on following up on the theme of drought and trees and mentioned the following topics: tree inventories; arborists’ skill training including aerial rescue and single rope climbing; drought tolerant trees; xeriscape; and permaculture. Possible speakers or organizations that could supply speakers included: Rod Haulenbeek speaking on “My Favorite 20 Trees;” Nevada Division Forestry (Davd Howlett); Carson City Planner speaking on City landscaping standards and codes; Nevada Cooperative Extension; Southern Nevada Water Authority; Desert Research Institute; and Molly Sinnot.

Public Comments

D.
Discussion only regarding the Community Forestry Tree Inventory. Staff has selected a consultant, Dale Carlon Consulting, as the consultant to perform the tree inventory for a price not to exceed $23,500.00. Carson City has experienced a turnover in its contracts administration personnel which has caused a delay in awarding the contract. Staff is still confident that the inventory will be completed this summer.

Public Comments

4. NON-ACTION ITEMS

A.
Reports only - No discussion among members or with staff will take place on these items.

Status reports and comments from Staff
Members’ announcements and requests for information

Public Comments

5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS


Activity here will be limited to placing new matters on future agendas only. No discussion, consideration, or action will be pursued by the members or staff concerning the proposed future items during this meeting. Recurring agenda items:

Planning for the 2015 Fall Tree Care Seminar
Tree Initiative


6. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Members of the public who wish to address the Shade Tree Council may come forward and speak on any matter that is not specifically included on the agenda as an action item and allowable under the Open Meeting Law. Comments may be limited to three minutes per person or topic. If your item requires extended discussion or action, please request the Chairperson to schedule the matter for a future meeting.

7. FOR POSSIBLE ACTION ON ADJOURNMENT

If you would like more information about any of the agenda items listed above, please contact the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department at (775) 887-2262.

The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance. If special assistance or arrangements for the meeting are necessary, please notify the Parks and Recreation Department by calling
(775) 887-2262 or in writing at 3303 Butti Way, Building #9, Carson City, Nevada, 89701.

To request a copy of the supporting materials for this meeting contact Kaja Anderson-Howard at kanderson-howard@carson.org or call (775) 887-2262.

This agenda and supporting materials are available at www.carson.org and at the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department located at
3303 Butti Way, Building #9, Carson City, Nevada, 89701.

In accordance with NRS 241.020, this agenda has been posted
before 9:00 a.m. three working days before the day of the meeting at the following locations:

City Hall, 201 North Carson Street
Carson City Library, 900 North Roop Street
Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street
Carson City Planning Division, 108 East Proctor Street
Carson City Parks & Recreation Department, 3303 Butti Way, Building #9
Carson City, Nevada