Goal #13

Develop a new tree ordinance to mitigate the clearcutting of trees prior to development.

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1. Present a tree mitigation ordinance to the Planning & Zoning Commission that incorporates input from citizen and development groups | Development Services | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q1

2. Present a tree mitigation ordinance to the City Council based on input from the Planning & Zoning Commission as well as citizen and development groups | Development Services | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q2

3. If approved, conduct educational outreach to land owners of undeveloped properties | Development Services | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2022 Q4

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3rd Quarter Update
July 2022 

The Tree Mitigation Ordinance was approved by City Council in Q1. A link to the Tree Mitigation Ordinance has been placed on the Planning & Zoning webpage. Additionally, City staff mailed out informational postcards to property owners of undeveloped sites of three or more acres to make them aware of the Tree Mitigation Ordinance.

2nd Quarter Update
April 2022 

The final Tree Mitigation Ordinance was submitted to City Council and approved on November 2, 2021.   Staff placed a link to the Tree Mitigation Ordinance on the Planning and Zoning page of the City's website. Additionally, staff has designed and ordered informational postcards to be mailed out to property owners of undeveloped sites of three or more acres to make them aware of the Tree Mitigation Ordinance. Staff anticipates receiving the postcards in Q3 and mailing them out to the identified property owners.