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,~aWe nF MEETING DATE: 10/18/10 <br />~/ _ TPEM NO. ~~ <br />i' ~.•,N,,,( ~~' CONSENT ITEM <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />~~9 GAZOS <br />DATE: September 28, 2010 <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: GREG CARSON, TOWN MANAGER ~~ <br />SUBJECT: ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN MANAGER TO <br />EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH DEBORAH ELLI5 TO SERVE.AS A <br />CONSULTING ARBORIST TO THE TOWN. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Adopt a resolution authorizing the Town Manager to execute an agreement with Deborah Ellis to <br />provide services as a consulting arborist. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />On July 16, 2010, the Town distributed a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a consulting arborist. <br />Tlu-ee proposals were received and the candidates were interviewed by representatives of the <br />Comm~uiity Development Deparhnent. The review panel concluded that Deborah Ellis is the best <br />qualified to meet the needs of the Town. The cun-ent consulting arborist will continue to provide <br />arborist services through the remainder of the fiscal year; and may be retained as a secondary <br />consultant beyond that thne. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />The Consulting Arborist serves in a similar capacity to other Town development review consultants <br />such as the consulting architect, and geotechnical and environmental consultants. Typical tasks that <br />the Consulting Abborist may provide include the following: <br />Site analysis and preparation of report for proposed development projects <br />Peer review of arborist reports submitted by applicants <br />Review of landscape plans for hillside development, Plamled Developments, and/or <br />cornrnercial projects <br />PREPARED BY: Wendie R. Rooney, Director of Comrnuiuty Development <br />Reviewed by: Assistant Town Manager _wn Attorney Clerk~Finance <br />~_~Cormnmiity Development Revised: 9/28/10 4:38 PM <br />Reformatted: 5/30/02 <br />