Mountain Lakes Shade Tree Commission
Minutes of Meeting
April 11, 2013

Commissioners in attendance: C. Murtagh, M. Vyff, H. Carr, T. Caine, J. Horst
Borough Council Liaison: D. McWilliams

1.  There were no comments from the public.

2.  March minutes were passed with corrections.

3.  Arbor Day is in good standing. The trees are ordered. Sue Marshall would like a Wintering Hawthorne that will be planted between Pocono Road and the Borough Hall parking lot. Janet is starting the rehearsals with the Junior Nature Club today. A resolution was passed by Borough Council to celebrate Arbor Day in Mtn. Lakes on April 26, 2013.  The proclamation was signed by the mayor. Marnie is writing the speeches and making the certificates.

4.  The Town Club is offering a $1000 Grant for something in town that would benefit the town. Janet thought we could apply for it to replace a few trees to stand with Sue Marshall's tree between the street and the parking lot at the Borough Hall. Janet will write for the grant. Marnie will proof read it. It is due within the month.

5.  Recruitment of STC Commissioners- Joni Cabassa expressed an interest in joining the Commission but has to leave the meetings at 9:00 am. We agreed to extend an invitation to her to join, as most of the work happens outside of the meetings. Laura Conner, a former Shade Tree Commissioner, is returning to Mtn Lakes for the summer. Marnie will offer her the opportunity to manage an area for the tree walks. All are encouraged to continue to look for new Commissioners.

6.  P & R update- There are two companies hired this year, (Tree King & Seneca or Green Wood) one for pruning and the other for removals. They are presently doing the work.


Next meeting will be held on May 9, 2013.

Respectfully submitted by Marnie Vyff