Beautification Commission Agenda
Monday, June 10, 2019

5:00-6:00 pm
Civic Center
Roll Call: Colleen Crossey, Cindy Haley, Cindy Lang, Jennifer Ryan, Laura Williams, Lindsay Wyskowski, Celia Todd, Isaly Szetela, and Christen Pietraz



Approval of Minutes: 

Approval of Agenda:  


Chair:  Cindy Lang
Secretary:  Cindy Haley
Treasurer: Jennifer Ryan
Social Media Chair:  Lindsay Wyskowski
Fundraising Chair: 
City Liaison: Wendy DuVall
Old Business

Current Projects:
  1. National Wildlife Federation Certification  (Laura & Colleen)
    • Timeline/schedule/list of activities to achieve points – see handout
    • WHO updates
    • Promoting NWF homeowner certificates
      • Web blast
  2. Beautification Commission of SE Michigan
    • Hosting June 20, 2019 (Cindy H., Celia, Wendy)
      • Speakers are lined up
      • Donations - flowers, silent auction items
        • Each NBC member provide a silent auction gift
      • Volunteers to set up
  3. Plant Exchange
  4. Fuerst Park Monarch Waystation maintenance & Rain Garden at Rotary Park
  5. Gateway Sign Adoption (Isaly & Lindsay)
    • Need defined criteria
  6. Keep Michigan Beautiful Award 2019 (Celia)
    • Applications due in August, Awards at Oct meeting in Lansing
    • NWF project
    • Entryway Grant
  7. Website information
  8. Home/Neighborhood holiday decorating recognition program (Jenn, Cindy H.)
    • Hold until fall
      • Submit pics of gardens on website
  9. 2019 Entryway Grants (Carolyn & Celia)
    • Before/after pics for website
New Business:
  1. Community Landscape Beautification Awards Program
  1. Waste Management
    • Signage for the Monarch Garden
    • NWF Certification
Future Projects for Consideration:
  1. School projects; pollinator garden
  2. Novi Garden Walking Tour (Monarch Waystation, Bioswale, etc.)
Open Discussion:
  1. Visit to Meadow Brook Hall Gardens
June 20, 2019 – Beautification Commission of SE Michigan
2019 - Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 9