Skip to page body Home I Want To... Living & Visiting Doing Business Meetings & Agendas City Departments
Calendar Review
Trees & Views Committee Special Meeting

TREES & VIEWS COMMITTEE AGENDA–SPECIAL MEETING
CITY OF SAUSALITO
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
 
420 LITHO STREET 
SAUSALITO, CA 94965 
(415) 289-4128

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
6:30 P.M. – CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 420 LITHO STREET, SAUSALITO

The Trees and Views Committee may, at its discretion, consider agenda items out of the order in which they are listed. The public may comment on any item on the agenda that has not previously been subject to public comment. To give everyone an opportunity to be heard and to ensure the presentation of different points of view, the Committee requests that members of the audience who speak: 1) Fill out a Speaker Card and submit it to staff; 2) Always address the Chair; 3) State his or her name and address; and 4) State views succinctly. The Committee requests that applicants, Tree Owners, and Claimants limit presentations to 15 minutes and that neighbors and other interested limit presentations to 3 minutes.

CALL TO ORDER
Chair Mary Lee Bickford
Vice-Chair Betsy Elliott
Committee Member Peter Montagne
Committee Member Ellen Rosenstein
Committee Member Tom Wilhite

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ITEMS NOT ON THIS AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
May 13, 2013 and May 30, 2013

PUBLIC HEARINGS
1. STAFFORD TREE / 49 CLOUDVIEW ROAD (TRP 13-120)

Staff: Schinsing
Bob and Betsy Stafford, (Applicant and Tree Owner)
DESCRIPTION: Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of one declining Camphor tree located near in the rear of the site and one dying Magnolia tree near the front of the property at 49 Cloudview Road (APN 065-153-02).
RECOMMENDATION: Approve, subject to conditions

2. SMILEY TREE / 504 TURNEY STREET (TRP 13-127)
Staff: Schinsing
Treemaster (Applicant)
Bill and Mitzi Smiley (Tree Owner)
DESCRIPTION: Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of one English Walnut tree located near in the rear of the site 504 Turney Street (APN 065-081-10).
RECOMMENDATION: Approve, subject to conditions

3. SCHWARCZ VIEW CLAIM /18 WRAY AVENUE (TR 13-110)
Staff report: Part 1, Part 2
Staff: Schinsing
Jean Schwarcz and Bonapart and Associates (Claimant)
Eulalie Glaser (Tree Owner)
DESCRIPTION: A view claim regarding the obstruction of views from the Claimant’s property at 18 Wray Avenue (APN 064-204-11) by trees located on the Tree Owner’s property at 10 Wray Avenue (APN 064-204-10). The Claimants seek an advisory decision regarding the restoration of views from the property at 18 Wray Avenue.
RECOMMENDATION: Conduct a fact finding meeting and make an advisory decision regarding the view claim

OLD BUSINESS
4. TREE TIP OF THE MONTH

DESCRIPTION: Discussion of the July and August Tree Tip of the Month
RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve draft language for the July Tree Tip of the month and provide direction on draft language for August Tree Tip of the month

NEW BUSINESS
5. DRAFT SITE VISIT POLICY

DESCRIPTION: Review of draft TVC Site Visit Policy
RECOMMENDATION: Review, provide direction as appropriate and approve the TVC Site Visit Policy.

COMMUNICATIONS
6. STAFF

A-City Council Priority Calendar Update
B-Department of Public Works Tree Maintenance Activities – May 2013

7. COMMITTEE MEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT
- Next Meeting: July 8, 2013

SPECIAL NEEDS: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (29 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title 11), if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Community Development Department at 289-4112. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.
STAFF REPORTS are available for review prior to the Trees and Views Committee meeting at the Sausalito Library at 420 Litho Street and at the City’s website, www.ci.sausalito.ca.us. Staff reports are also available at the Community Development Department at City Hall during normal business hours and at the Trees and Views Committee meeting. Materials related to an item on this agenda which are submitted after the distribution of the agenda packet are available for public review at the Community Development Department during normal business hours, at the Trees and Views Committee meeting, and at the City’s website (subject to staff’s ability to post the documents prior to the meeting).


City of Sausalito
Community Development Department

420 Litho Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 289-4128
www.ci.sausalito.ca.us  
Jeremy Graves, AICP Community Development Director
Mary Wagner, City Attorney
Heidi Scoble, Associate Planner
Lilly Schinsing, Administrative Analyst – Interim Trees and Views Committee Staff Liaison
Alison Thornberry-Assef, Assistant Planner – Trees and Views Committee Staff Liaison
Alberto Viana, Administrative Aide I 

I:\CDD\Boards & Committees\TVC\Agendas\2013\06-24.doc