Arkadelphia, AR Creating a Tree City USA Advisory Board
Status: Adopted on 5/3/07
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ORDINANCE NO. O-07-02
AN ORDINANCE CREATING A TREE CITY USA ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE CITY OF ARKADELPHIA
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ARKADELPHIA, ARKANSAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
SECTION 1: There is hereby created and established a Tree City USA Advisory Committee (“Committee”) for the City of Arkadelphia which shall consist of four members, who shall be appointed by the City Manager with the approval of the City Board.
SECTION 2: The term of the persons to be appointed by the City Manager shall be three years, except that the term of the members appointed to the first Committee shall be for only one year and the term of two of the members shall be for two years. In the event that a vacancy shall occur during the term of any member, his of her successor shall be appointed for the unexpired portion of the term.
SECTION 3: Members of the Committee shall serve without compensation.
SECTION 4: The Committee shall hold regular meetings and may call special meetings if necessary to carry out its duties. Minutes of the meetings shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk.
SECTION 5: The responsibility of the Committee shall be to study, investigate, consult, develop, update annually, and administer a written plan of the care, preservation, pruning, planting, or removal of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets, and in other public areas. Such plans will be presented annually to the City of Arkadelphia Board of Directors and upon their acceptance and approval shall constitute the official comprehensive tree management plan.
SECTION 6: The Committee will encourage and foster the planting of trees and other vegetation for the beautification of the City of Arkadelphia, and disseminate information to the public concerning proper care and selection of trees.