Article 31 General Bylaw - Proposed New Article.
Bedford Arbor Resources Committee
The Bedford Arbor Resources Committee is established by the Select Board.
BARC members are appointed by the Select Board, which also determines the number of members
and their terms.
Advise the Select Board, and other Town boards, commissions, committees, and departments about arbor resources on publicly owned lands, and to encourage property owners to do the same on private lands.
XX.4 Definitions for purposes of this bylaw
XX 4.1 Arbor resources are trees and woody shrubs and the ecological resources that support them.
XX 4.2 Arbor resource management includes managing, protecting, preserving, and developing arbor resources.
XX 5.1 Advise the Select Board and other Town boards, commissions, committees, and departments on, and promote public awareness of arbor resource management best practices.
XX 5.2 Advise the Select Board, Tree Warden, Town departments, boards, commissions, and committees in carrying out the Town Tree Policy and the Shade Tree Act, M.G.L. Ch.87.
XX 5.3 Review the current and potential arbor resource impact of ongoing and proposed land development projects, and provide related advice and assistance as appropriate.
This is a permanent committee and adding it to the Bylaws codifies its authority, membership, purpose, and responsibilities.
- Select Board Approval Recommended
- Finance Committee Approval Recommended
Approved at 2021 Annual Town Meeting