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File #: 20-1581    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Conference Session Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/30/2020 In control: Town Council Meeting
On agenda: 2/10/2020 Final action:
Title: Management of the Right of Way
Related files: 19-1526
Management of the Right of Way
This item is a follow-up discussion to Town Manager's 'After Action Report' regarding 1) Wawa tree-cutting incident, 2) Chick-fil-A placement of transformers on public sidewalks, and 3) 380 Maple rezoning application staff proposal to narrow street (Wade Hampton).
Staff will have a conversation with Council regarding various concerns raised regarding site developments in Town.


1. Tree Removal in Vacant Alley behind Wawa:

* Alex Shy, Town's Urban Arborist, advised Wawa at the preconstruction meeting for the property located at 465 Maple Avenue West, that the Silver Maples located on the Town property adjacent to the Wawa property should come down now or later because of damage that would occur to their root system during construction activities.
* On November 21, Wawa was in the process of preparing its site. 10 trees on the Wawa property were removed, as approved by the site plan. In addition, three Silver Maples located on Town property were removed based on the Town's recommendation. Wawa representatives acknowledged that their action was not in compliance with the approved site plan. To rectify the error, Wawa agreed to plant trees on the Lusis' property and the Town's property.
* On November 29, The Urban Arborist, Director of Parks & Recreation along with Tom Boyer, Regional Real Estate Manager from Wawa and Brett Ponchione, Director of Operations from Mid Atlantic Construction Group, LLC met with the Lusis' to determine the number and species of trees that would best accomplish a screening along the rear of their property. Wawa will coordinate with the Lusis' to have the trees planted in the spring. Wawa prefers the Lusis' hire a landscape company to install the trees and Wawa will reimburse the Lusis' for the cost. The Lusis' were agreeable to that arrangement and also agreed to maintain the trees since they are on their property. Th...

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