Meeting Dates: 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Appointment: The Beautification Commission shall be composed of nine members. The mayor, with the approval of the City Council shall, appoint the Beautification Commission.
Purpose: To pursue and maintain beauty and strive for aesthetically pleasing surroundings in the city, in the following manner:
The Fenton Community Fund has awarded the City of Fenton a $6000.00 Challenge Grant to fund the replacement of trees lost in the August 2007 tornado. For every dollar raised through community donations, a matching dollar will be granted through this award.
The focus is on those areas hardest hit by the tornado: Ellen Street, East Street and O'Donnell Park at the corner of East and Ellen; and the grounds of the Fenton Community Center; and City Hall on S. Leroy Street.
The City of Fenton, Tree Restoration Committee is working to finalize a plan for tree replacement throughout the community. The plan was implemented to assure that plantings were done in a manner that added to the beauty of the area and provided tree species that would flourish. Members considered a variety of tree species -- including lindens, autumn blaze maples and river birch -- guided by such factors as how fast they grow, how pretty they look and how much shade they provide.
But the number of new trees -- and the timeline for planting -- will hinge on how much money the community is willing to give. If you are interested in contributing to this effort please contact City Hall, (810) 629-2611