The City Tree Board shall consist of five (5) members, three (3) of whom shall be citizens and residents of the City and can include two (2) of whom that reside within the Bondurant-Farrar School district boundaries, to be appointed by Council.
The term shall be four (4) years with one of the members appointed to the first Board shall be for only one year and the term of two members of the first Board shall be for two years. In the event that a vacancy shall occur during the term of any member, the successor shall be appointed by the Council for the unexpired portion of the term.
Members of the City Tree Board shall serve without compensation.
The City Tree Board shall have the following powers and duties.
1. The Board shall act as an advisory committee to the Park and Recreation Board. The Board shall have the responsibility to study, investigate, counsel, develop and update a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks and in other public areas. Such a plan will be presented to the Council and upon its acceptance and approval shall constitute the official comprehensive City Tree Plan for the City. The City Tree Board, when requested by the Park and Recreation Board, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter of question coming within the scope of its work.
2. The Board shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations and keep a journal of its proceedings. A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.