Item - 2017.EY21.16

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 26, 2017 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Etobicoke York Community Council on April 4, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on April 26, 2017.

EY21.16 - Application to Remove a Private Tree - 15 Sapling Court

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

City Council Decision

City Council on April 26, 27 and 28, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) privately-owned sugar maple tree located at 15 Sapling Court. 

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 15, 2017) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation regarding an Application to Remove a Private Tree - 15 Sapling Court
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-101936.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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 (March 15, 2017) from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation:

 

1.  City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) privately-owned sugar maple tree located at 15 Sapling Court. 

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-28-2017 3:43 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EY21.16 - Doucette - motion 1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Vincent Crisanti, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, John Tory

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on Item EY21.16 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Apr-28-2017 3:41 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - EY21.16 - Di Ciano - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory

EY21.16 - Application to Remove a Private Tree - 15 Sapling Court

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) privately-owned tree at 15 Sapling Court, with a condition that the owner provide five (5) replacement trees, which can be achieved in a combination of on-site planting and cash-in-lieu of planting.

Origin

(March 15, 2017) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one (1) privately-owned tree located in the rear yard at 15 Sapling Court. The application indicates the reasons for removal are to address concerns that branches overhanging the house are hazardous; and that a retaining wall and stairs in close proximity to the tree are being damaged by tree roots and have also become a hazard.

 

The subject tree is a sugar maple (Acer saccharum) measuring 48 cm in diameter.

Urban Forestry does not support removal of this tree as it is healthy and maintainable, and is considered a valuable asset to its surrounding environment. 

Background Information

(March 15, 2017) Report from the Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation regarding an Application to Remove a Private Tree - 15 Sapling Court
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-101936.pdf

Speakers

Russ Johnston

Motions

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

That Etobicoke York Community Council delete the recommendation contained in the report (March 15, 2017) 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) privately-owned tree at 15 Sapling Court, with a condition that the owner provide five (5) replacement trees, which can be achieved in a combination of on-site planting and cash-in-lieu of planting.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council