Hennepin Putting Money Toward Ash Borer Treatment

The village of Hennepin doesn’t have a Tree City USA distinction for nothing. The board voted at Wednesday’s meeting to pay Shearer Tree Service $1,785 to treat six ash trees for emerald ash borers.

Scott Shearer and Dean Morris, both certified arborists, told the board they believed they would be able to save the trees using a 99.5-percent effective method called Tree-age, a product inserted in to the trees once a year for two years. They will administer the treatment as soon as the weather clears.


The large and out-of-place trailer in Al’s Trailer Park, discussed at the last meeting will be headed to the zoning committee for a possible variance, according to zoning officer Larry Brown.

Village property maintenance officer Josh Randall told the board of an issue with the first-come first-serve rule in the park shelters and asked the village to look in to ways of handling double bookings. Randall also asked the village to come up with a way for citizens to file formal, signed ordinance violation complaints. Board member Matt Dean will return to the next meeting with a possible solution.

The board directed village attorney Roger Bolin to draw up an ordinance making it unlawful to blow grass clippings onto streets, whether they have curbs and gutters or not.

Source: News Tribune