Warrensburg Tree Board

Meetings


  • 4 p.m.
  • 4th Thursday of each month
  • Warrensburg Community Center

Purpose 

The purpose and intent of sections 25-41 to 25-59 is to protect and encourage the protection of trees, shrubs, bushes and other plants; to provide for public health, safety and general welfare; to promote and preserve the city's aesthetic value, regulate and control the planting, maintenance and removal of trees, shrubs, bushes and other plants on and adjacent to public property, right-of-way and easements within the city; and manage the city's community urban forest in a strong, healthy condition for today and for the future.


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.
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Members


The board shall consist of five (5) citizen members who shall not be required to live within the city, but shall be persons interested in the continued prosperity of the community urban forest within the city and at least eighteen (18) years of age. Members shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council to serve at the pleasure of the city council.

*Eligible for reappointment
Members Position Term Expiring
Christian Cutler 3 Year Term 2023
Leslie Bayless 3 Year Term 2019
Kevin Courtwright 3 Year Term 2022
Jay Raveill 3 Year Term 2021
Trish Smith 3 Year Term 2020
Dodee Matthews Staff, Dir. of Parks & Recreation n/a
Barbara Carroll Staff, Dir. Community Development n/a
Jason McCarty Staff, Public Works Project Manager n/a

Term Limit


Members shall serve a term of three (3) years each, except the terms of the initial members shall be staggered with two (2) members being appointed for two-year terms and one (1) member for a one-year term. The mayor may, by and with the consent of the city council, remove any member of the board at any time when, in their judgment, such removal shall be in the best interest of the city.

Duties & Responsibilities 

(a) The board shall develop a management plan for the planting, care, cultivation, pruning and removal of trees and shrubs located in city parks, on street rights-of way, and other city-owned property. The plan may include provisions designating the species of trees and shrubs to be planted, preserved and removed or replaced. Such plan shall be presented annually to the administrative committee who will make recommendation to the city council for approval. Upon acceptance and approval by the city council, such plan shall constitute the official comprehensive public tree and shrub plan for the public trees and shrubs of the City of Warrensburg.

(b) The board shall serve as an educational and informational resource to citizens regarding the proper planting, preservation, care, removal and replacement of trees and shrubs.

(c) The tree board, when requested by the city council, shall consider, investigate, make findings, reports, and recommendations upon any special matter or question relating to public trees.