[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Old Tappan 5-26-1975 as Sec. 2-20 of the 1975 Code, as amended through Ord. No. 555-95. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Trees — See Ch. 234.
There is hereby created in and for the borough a Shade Tree Advisory Committee to be known as the Shade Tree Advisory Committee of the Borough of Old Tappan.
The Shade Tree Advisory Committee shall make recommendations to the Mayor and Council for the regulation, control, planting, care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery along the right-of-way of all streets and highways within the borough and upon all parks and public places, except federal, state, or county parks.
[Amended 11-27-2000 by Ord. No. 735-00]
The Shade Tree Advisory Committee shall consist of five members who shall be residents or full-time employees of the borough, one of whom may be a member of the Planning Board. The members of the Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor with approval of the Council for five-year terms to serve without salary on a staggered basis.
Any vacancy occurring for any reason shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment of the Mayor.
The Shade Tree Advisory Committee shall organize annually and from its members elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary.
The duties of the Shade Tree Advisory Committee shall be to make recommendations for the enforcement of the provisions of Chapter 218, Subdivision and Site Plan Review, concerning all forms of shade tree matters, to make recommendations for the enforcement of the provisions of Chapter 234, Trees, to inspect and recommend the designation of trees to be kept on major subdivisions and to advise the Mayor and Council on all matters concerning shade trees and the planting of shrubbery and trees on all public property and parks.
The duties more specifically stated shall include but not necessarily be limited to the following:
Before final release of other bonds guaranteeing the planting of shade trees, the Advisory Committee shall recommend the designation on each plot in the subdivision along the street right-of-way the location of shade trees to be planted.
To make recommendations for the regulation and control of the use of the ground surrounding such trees so far as may be necessary for the proper growth and protection.
To make recommendations for the care of shade trees, ornamental trees, shrubbery, including planting, trimming, and spraying, which may hereafter be planted on any street right-of-way or upon any park of public land.
No member of the Advisory Committee shall act or take part in any action which would benefit his or her person.