On Sept 24 MVFD and DPW staff held an informational meeting with community members to discuss intersection improvements at Rose/Hazel Avenues which involves the removal of 7 trees. The intersection has been identified by the MVFD as requiring improvements to accommodate both MVFD equipment and as equipment from nearby agencies that provide support during emergency events. Staff reviewed the overall Fire Access Improvement and Vegetation Management programs and the City’s overall efforts to improve Mill Valley and mutual aid emergency response. The area where the trees are being removed will be regraded to match the new elevations on Rose and Hazel to accommodate the emergency equipment. Last week the City completed Breeding Bird Surveys and confirmed no nests are located in the trees, or those trees in the surrounding areas. The trees will be removed on October 9th and 10th in conjunction with the PG&E Wildfire mitigation work that is currently occurring. The remaining intersection improvements are expected to occur in the Spring of 2019. Expect road impacts throughout the work days.