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Bathurst Resident Seeks Council Reimbursement For Arborist Fees

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Barthurst resident Terry Jones has lodged an official request for council reimbursements totalling more than $3,000. Jones is seeking the payment for expenses paid to approve the removal of several dangerous trees from his property on Braham Street. According to Mr Jones, ten of the trees on his property were old and in danger of coming down in a storm.

Initially, the council indicated that it was likely to approve Jone’s application to remove the trees. But a formal report on the matter forced him to seek an independent inspection by professional arborists. Bathurst council withheld approval until Jones submitted the arborist’s report.

The report supported Jones’ claim that the mature trees were a personal safety and property risk and Bathurst council approved the removal of the trees. Mr Jones now seeks a council reimbursement for the $3,035 invoice. He will face an anxious wait until councillors vote on the recommendation by council manager David Sherley to refuse the refund.

Source: http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/1578681/council-we-wont-pay-the-tree-fees/?cs=12

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