Environmental Commission considers street tree replacement plan

By Cayden Royce
The Meridian Times

The environmental commission discussed implementation of damaged street tree removal and replacement for residents at the meeting. “This is a community that embraces the environment and certainly trees are part of that environment,” said Manager Frank Walsh. In April 2014, the township organized a curbside brush and limb pick-up program for residents after an ice storm left residents without power for 11 days in late December. Public Works and Engineering Director Raymond Severy said the program lasted until the end of April and if more cleanup is necessary in the future, the township will restructure parts of the process. “We might want to change the scope of our program and direct responsibility to the residents at a central location,” Severy said.