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11.12.06 -- POLL: Does McIntosh need a tree ordinance?

ADDED: (Click here to view the proposed tree ordinance. The proposed changes are in red, and the old ordinance is in black.)

The McIntosh Town Council was divided over the tree ordinance at the last meeting. Councilman Lee Deaderick was opposed to the ordinance and would like to see something else take its place. Council President Frank Ciotti stood up for the ordinance, describing how the town was vulnerable in the past to people cutting down trees.

What do you think? Does McIntosh need a tree ordinance?

posted by Cher @ 6:41 PM,


At   November 16, 2006 9:14 PM     ,    Anonymous tjs98tj    said...

Most would wonder how it would read and let or not let you cut,and there is always an exception clause that seems to come up if its dead or threating property. Would all be up in the air till its put in wrighting to say.

At   November 17, 2006 2:36 AM     ,    Blogger Cher    said...

McIntosh has a tree ordinance. The tree committee and the council are updating it. But one of the councilman would like to minimalize the ordinance altogether. I have a copy of the revised, working ordinance that I'll convert to a PDF and post tomorrow morning, if you like.

At   November 17, 2006 9:26 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Ya, that council member would probably like to do away with government all together.

At   November 17, 2006 10:55 AM     ,    Blogger Cher    said...

I uploaded the tree ordinance and am putting the link with the poll.

At   November 19, 2006 10:36 AM     ,    Anonymous tjs98tj    said...

Thanks for the information its very usefull to sit and read at ones leisure!


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