Council Against City Forester Idea 04 Dec 13

In a brief regular meeting on Tuesday, the New Ulm City Council decided against creating a new position of “City Forester.” During the discussion on the proposal from the New Ulm Tree Advisory Committee, councilors learned that some city staff are already trained on tree issues.  The proposal was for the City Forester to conduct a shade-tree inventory for New Ulm as well as lead the future fight against the emerald ash borer. Councilors accepted the recommendation from the Tree Advisory Committee, but took no further action on the proposal.