Established in June of 2006, the board shall consist of six (6) persons, and who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council as other appointive officers of the City, as is now, or hereafter may be provided for by ordinance, are appointed and confirmed.
Forestry Board Members
The members of such board shall hold office for a term of four (4) years, or until their successors are appointed and qualified; provided, however, the first incumbents appointed as members of said Board of Forestry shall be appointed and hold office for the term of one (1), two (2), three (3) and four (4) years respectively, as may be designated by the Mayor in making the appointment.
The current Forestry Board members and terms are:
Melissa Keeney- President
Board of Forestry Powers
(a) The board of Forestry, as herein provided shall, during the existence of said board, have the power, and it shall be its duty, to take charge of and exercise control over any tree or tree-like plant located on City property, or which may be hereafter established or acquired by said City of St. James, by purchase or otherwise, and all appurtenances thereto belonging, and shall enforce the performance of all contracts and work and have charge and custody of all books, property and assets belonging or appertaining such plant or plants.
(b) In addition to the powers and duties hereinbefore prescribed, said board shall also exercise such other powers and perform such other duties in the superintendence of Forestry Board, improvements and repairs constructed by authority of the common council or owned by the city that may be prescribed by ordinance. Said board shall make all necessary regulations for the government of the department not inconsistent with the general laws of this state, the charter of such city or the ordinances thereof.
(c) In the process of operating said public Forestry Board said board of Forestry is vested with full power and authority, and authorized to make such repairs, replacements additions or extensions of service as it may deem proper for the public good and is vested with full power and authority to employ such labor or provide such material as may be necessary in that behalf and prescribe and fix the compensation for services within the foregoing limitations. (Ord. 876)
Click for City Code - Chapter 27-Forestry Board
List of Approved Replacement Trees
Click HERE for a list of Board approved replacement trees.