Tree-protection bylaw on agenda - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA
Some city councillors say they want to review the tree-protection bylaw after a series of incidents have demonstrated weaknesses and loopholes.
On the committee-of-the-whole agenda tonight is a recommendation to hire a consultant for $80,000 who will work with a task force made up of councillors Dan McCreary and James Calnan, and representatives from the city's environmental policy, heritage and waterfront advisory committees.
'We as a council have learned a lot in the past few years about the need to be more careful in writing measures to protect trees, particularly from rampant development,' said McCreary.
He is spearheading the move to review the existing bylaw, which was approved in 2002 following a series of incidents in which large numbers of trees were cut to make way for development projects.