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Beautification Commission Agenda
Thursday May 30, 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
      • Booth at Tollgate plant sale
      • 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. Website information
    • Monthly educational component about invasive or native plants, animals, pollinators, insects.
  4. Gateway Sign Adoption (Isaly & Lindsay)
    • Need defined criteria
  5. Keep Michigan Beautiful Award 2019 (Celia)
    • Applications due in August, Awards at Oct meeting in Lansing
    • NWF project
    • Entryway Grant
  6. Fuerst Park Monarch Waystation maintenance & Rain Garden at Rotary Park
  7. Home/Neighborhood holiday decorating recognition program (Jenn, Cindy H.)
    • Hold until fall
      • Submit pics of gardens on website
  8. 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 1, 2019 – MSU Tollgate Plant Sale
June 1, 2019 – Care Days Novi Road Cemetery Clean-Up (9-11 am)
June 8, 2019 – Spring 2019 Perennial Exchange
June 20, 2019 – Beautification Commission of SE Michigan
2019 - Jun 10, Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 9