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By Dena Wood
The Times 

City Seeks Tree Committee Members

Committee will assist and advise the city council


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Some citizens objected to the removal of old growth trees like this one that was removed on West 6th street last year because of the extensive damage it was causing to the sidewalk. The city's formerly inactive tree committee is being revived to serve in an advisory capacity to the city council.

WAITSBURG – Trees – what to do with them, and who is responsible for making those decisions – were a hotly debated and recurring topic at Waitsburg City Council meetings throughout 2016.

The city is now accepting applications for two citizens to sit on the City of Waitsburg's tree committee.

The tree committee will be an advisory committee to the council and will include five members, including two city council representatives, the city public works director, and two citizens appointed by the council. Applications and/or letters of interest must be received at City Hall by 4 p.m. on...

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