Dane County  
Minutes - Final Unless Amended by  
Tree Board  
Who benefits? Who is burdened?  
Who does not have a voice at the table?  
How can policymakers mitigate unintended consequences?  
Tuesday, November 16, 2021  
3:45 PM  
Virtual Zoom Meeting: See top of agenda for  
instructions on how to join the webinar or call in by  
A. Call To Order  
Also present: Alex Moderhock, Matt Noone, McKinzie Myszka, Brian Wahl, Lisa Johnson  
B. Consideration of Minutes  
19.OCT.2021 MINUTES  
A motion was made by HELMINIAK, seconded by WYATT, that the Minutes be  
approved. The motion carried by a voice vote 4-0.  
C. Action Items  
1. Tree Board vacancy recommendations to Dane County Executive: Letter went out  
11-16-21 to County Exec’s office to recommend current slate of candidates  
2. Prioritize initiatives and assign roles/responsibilities  
a. Potential Grant Projects  
b. Friends of the Forest Recognition Program  
c. Dane County Housing Authority re free trees discussion  
d. Moderhock mentioned a program idea to reach out to UW Madison to have students  
plant trees and do some kind of tree purchasing program.  
The following priorities were added to the list during discussion  
e. Arbor Day  
f. Website maintenance  
g. Policy Work re Tree Canopy Working Group and RITT’s Tree Canopy County  
Budget Amendments  
i. put forward potential policy change re mandatory tree planting in areas of new  
h. PSAs and Social Media  
After discussion, three workgroups were created to work on priority areas: outreach  
(website, PSAs and social media), annual events (Arbor Day and FOF), policy (County  
tree policy). Assignments to workgroups: RITT, Johnson, Wahl, Moderhock on policy,  
HELMINIAK and EDDY (pending her approval) annual events and WEISS, WYATT,  
Moderhock, Johnson on outreach  
3. Taking minutes changes Policy regarding minutes from County is to eliminate detail.  
Cannot do a second set of minutes to preserve detail. Everyone will keep their own notes.  
4. Discuss PSA’s EDDY is working on scripts, contacting Entercom, need to spend the  
money in December, Johnson has old scripts, will send to EDDY and WYATT, WYATT  
will contact EDDY  
D. Presentations  
E. Reports to Committee  
1. Dane County Tree Canopy Working Group: Johnson and Noone reported on latest  
meeting, development of mission and vision statements, possible collaboration on policy  
issues where purposes match.  
2. Website Working Group Reported on work. Add December agenda item to discuss  
website purpose  
3. EANR amendments, trees and social justice report RITT budget finished for 2022, and  
reported on budget amendments she introduced in EANR committee.  
4. Taking minutes changes New directives indicate minutes must be less detailed  
5. Arbor Day free DNR seedling trees to 4th graders. Discussed the Tree Board helping  
to promote.  
F. Future Meeting Items and Dates  
1. Upcoming meeting dates: December 21 2021, January 18 2022, February 15 2022,  
March 15 2022, April 19 2022, May 17 2022, Jun 21 2022, July 19 2022, August 16 2022,  
Sept 20 2022.  
G. Public Comment on Items not on the Agenda  
H. Such Other Business as Allowed by Law  
I. Adjourn  
A motion was made by WYATT, seconded by WEISS, that the meeting be  
adjourned. The motion carried unanimously 4-0.  
Minutes submitted respectfully by Lisa Johnson