We are all saddened that the emerald ash borer (EAB) will ultimately lead to the demise of 99.7 percent of our native ash trees. The Town of Charlotte has allocated funds to begin taking ash trees down along our roadways. The first area targeted was on Lake Road, between Ferry Road and Thompson’s Point Road. The next will be along Greenbush Road from Barber Hill to Ten Stones and along Ferry Road west of the Greenbush Road intersection.
A special meeting for public input about the Selectboard’s bid acceptance process brought more than sixty community members to the Charlotte Town Hall for ninety minutes on Wednesday. The May 1 meeting was calling after a public brouhaha this week over the Selectboard’s request for proposal approval process for an ash tree removal contract on a portion of Lake Road.