Item - 2015.EY4.14

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 31, 2015 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Etobicoke York Community Council on February 18, 2015 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on March 31, 2015.

EY4.14 - Application to Remove a City Owned Tree - 115 Prince George Drive

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke Centre

City Council Decision

City Council on March 31, April 1 and April 2, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) City owned Norway spruce tree fronting 115 Prince George Drive.

Background Information (Community Council)

(January 19, 2015) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation regarding an Application to Remove a City Owned Tree at 115 Prince George Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74930.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(February 17, 2015) Letter from Norman Robinson (EY.New.EY4.14.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Lost)

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-02-2015 10:33 AM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EY4.14 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 22 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Rob Ford, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner

Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Carried)

That in accordance with Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider Item EY4.14.


1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Carried)

That City Council delete the Etobicoke York Community Council recommendation and adopt instead the following recommendation contained in the report (January 19, 2015 ) from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation:

 

1.  City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) City owned Norway spruce tree fronting 115 Prince George Drive.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-02-2015 10:37 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EY4.14 - Doucette - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner

EY4.14 - Application to Remove a City Owned Tree - 115 Prince George Drive

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke Centre

Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council grant the request for a permit to remove one (1) City owned Norway spruce tree fronting 115 Prince George Drive, with a condition that the applicant pay for the appraised tree value and the costs for 3 replacement trees to be planted by the City; the applicant is also responsible for tree removal and all associated costs, as well as submission of an Agreement for Contractors to Perform Arboricultural Services on City Owned Street Trees prior to tree removal, to the satisfaction of the General Manager.

Origin

(January 19, 2015) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the application to remove one (1) City owned tree in front of 115 Prince George Drive. The applicant is requesting permission to remove the tree for several reasons, including sap and cones falling onto vehicles, roots damaging an asphalt driveway, and competition with neighbouring trees and vegetation, impeding the growth of grass.

 

The tree in question is private Norway spruce (Picea abies) measuring 55 cm in diameter. This tree is healthy and maintainable. Urban Forestry does not support the removal of this tree.

Background Information

(January 19, 2015) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation regarding an Application to Remove a City Owned Tree at 115 Prince George Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-74930.pdf

Communications

(February 17, 2015) Letter from Norman Robinson (EY.New.EY4.14.1)

Speakers

Norman Robinson

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That Etobicoke York Community Council delete the recommendation contained in the report (January 19, 2015) from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and recommend instead that:

 

1.         City Council grant the request for a permit to remove one (1) City owned Norway spruce tree fronting 115 Prince George Drive, with a condition that the applicant pay for the appraised tree value and the costs for 3 replacement trees to be planted by the City; the applicant is also responsible for tree removal and all associated costs, as well as submission of an Agreement for Contractors to Perform Arboricultural Services on City Owned Street Trees prior to tree removal, to the satisfaction of the General Manager.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)
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