The Borough recognizes that properly planted, maintained and protected Shade Trees add to the aesthetics and health and welfare of the citizens of the Borough. Thus Borough Council approved the creation of a Shade Tree Commission in April 2017 to assist in the oversight of shade trees and plants in Borough right of ways.
The Commission is responsible for suggesting a shade tree list to Council, creating a Tree Plan for the Borough, providing pruning and maintenance standards, recommending the removal of diseased or hazard trees and reviewing requests to remove or plant trees in the right of way.
The Shade Tree Commission reviews all applications for subdivision and land development, and makes recommendation to Borough Council for approval, or denial, of the application on the basis of compliance with the Borough’s Shade Tree regulations.
The Commission consists of 5 members who are citizens of the Borough, appointed to serve 5 year terms by Borough Council. Borough Council also has a liaison to the Commission, who has no voting power. No Borough Councilmember may serve as a member of the Commission. Meeting The committee meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30PM (Admin Office)
Members (all terms expire 4/2022):
Jackie D’Agostino – Chair
Ben Rakus – Vice-Chair
Peter LaMontagne – Council Liaison
Marge Eberz – Secretary
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