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Kalispell City Council considers appointment to tree board

by ADRIAN KNOWLER
Daily Inter Lake | November 21, 2022 12:00 AM

Kalispell City Council will meet Monday to vote on the appointment of Bette Albright to the urban forestry committee, also known as the tree board.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the City Hall, 201 First Ave. E. It can also be attended remotely via Zoom.

Albright, a former teacher, recently retired from the Kalispell Public Schools Board of Trustees, according to her application. Prior to her time on the school board she spent 30 years serving on the tree board, a member since its inception. She is looking to return to the board after a 12-year hiatus.

“At one time I was the only member of the tree board,” wrote Albright in her application to the council. “I am happy to see the current number of members and their enthusiasm.”

According to the report recommending the appointment, the tree board studies “the problems and determines the needs of the City of Kalispell in connection with its tree planting, protection, maintenance and removal.”

ALSO ON Monday’s agenda is an amendment to the Starling Phases 1-8 Planned Unit Development, or PUD. The PUD was approved last October, but the developer is requesting two amendments to the document.

The first amendment would modify the 35 potential live-work units within Phase 3 to 48 multi-family units.

The second would modify the street access for the six Phase 2 auxiliary dwelling unit, or ADU, lots, according to a report by senior planner PJ Sorenson. Sorensen recommended council approve the amendments.

The public can submit comments to the council online, or attend the meeting in person.

The council meets next for a work session on drinking water standards on Nov. 28.

Reporter Adrian Knowler can be reached at aknowler@dailyinterlake.com or 758-4407.

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