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Tree Commission


Purpose/Duties

The Tree Commission has been created in the interest of the residents of the City to promote and protect their health, safety and welfare by adopting a comprehensive tree plan. This plan will call for proper planting of new and replacement trees, and maintaining the health and safety of existing trees within the City's urban forest. Trees can increase property values and community safety, achieve design and environmental goals of the City, reduce noise pollution, air pollution and flooding as well as improve the general quality of life in the City.

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Meeting Times

We meet monthly January through June on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6pm at the City Service Center located at 2436 30th St. NE. There are no meetings in July and August. We then meet bi-monthly at the same time and the same place in September and November. Tree Commission Meetings are open to the public and suggestions are welcome.

Appointment process

The Canton Tree Commission shall consist of five commissioners who shall be appointed by the Mayor.

Current Members Appointed by the Mayor

Remel Moore Mayor Appointee 12/31/2017
John Stone Mayor Appointee 12/31/2017
Patricia Kirk Mayor Appointee 12/31/2018
Maureen Austin Mayor Appointee 12/31/2018
Lois Ellis
Mayor Appointee
12/31/2018

Membership Requirements

Members shall be residents of the City or persons who are employed in the City. At least three members will be experienced in or have extensive knowledge of the care of trees through documented certification and/or education including training through the Ohio Department of Natural resources Division of Forestry, known as the Tree Commission Academy. All members shall be encouraged to attend the Tree Commission Academy as a condition of recommended appointment.

Term Length

Two (2) years

Compensation

Members will serve without compensation.

Authorization

Subject to Council approval

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If you would like to apply to serve on this commission or recommend someone to serve, please send or fax a resume and cover letter to:

Office of Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei
ATTN: Boards and Commissions
218 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702

FAX: 330-489-3282


Last updated 4/8/2016

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