The Rock Island Beautification Commission met at 5 p.m. yesterday, June 13.
The beautification commission recognizes and promotes the beautification of residential and commercial properties throughout Rock Island.
Here are the meeting minutes as provided by the commission:
Beautification Commission Agenda
June 13, 2016
Human Resources Conference Room
I. Call to Order
II. Old Business
A. Discussion of creation of a Pollinator Award
B. Discussion of Commission Projects:
ARC and Habitat for Humanity
III. New Business
A. Selection of May 2016 Yard of the Month:
716 – 30th Street 2018 – 29th Street
1251 – 35th Street 2110 – 29th Street
1436 – 41st Street 2423 – 22nd Avenue
1440 – 41st Street 2710 – 22nd Avenue
1500 – 38th Street
B. June 2016 Yard of the Month nomination photos due by 5:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2016 (sooner the better with the long 4th of July weekend!)
IV. Other Business
V. Next Meeting – Monday, July 11, 2016 in the Human Resources
Conference Room (basement) at City Hall at 5:00 PM
MAY 9, 2016
CITY HALL, HR CONFERENCE ROOM
MEMBERS PRESENT: Sandra Hass, Mary Ann Keuhnel, Sue McDevitt, Roy Plasschaert, Emily Smith, Bob Towler and David VanLandegen
MEMBERS ABSENT: Barbara Craver, Wanda Lambert, Tod Linscott, Betty Moran, Keith Smith, Sheila Solomon and Deborah Vesole
STAFF PRESENT: Kathryn Douglass
OTHERS PRESENT: none
CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Towler called the meeting to order at 5:35 PM. A sign-in sheet was also provided.
COMMUNITY GARDENS: Chairman Towler suggested that the committee include all community gardens in Rock Island when considering the Community Garden Award. The other members agreed.
POLLINATOR AWARD: The topic of a Pollinator Award was discussed. The members voiced concern that it would be difficult to distinguish a garden as a “Pollinator Garden”. Chairman Towler said that he would establish parameters the committee could use to identify these gardens and bring the information to the next meeting.
COMMISSION PROJECTS: Two sources were identified as possible commission projects. They were ARC and Habitat for Humanity.
APRIL 2016 YARD OF THE MONTH: The committee reviewed photos and decided to award 4517 - 13th Avenue the “April 2016 Yard of The Month”.
MAY 2016 YARD OF THE MONTH: Nominations and photos are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 27th.
OTHER BUSINESS: The committee agreed to move the meeting time to 5:00 pm starting in June.
NEXT MEETING: Monday, June 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM in the HR conference room (basement) of City Hall.
ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Towler adjourned the meeting at approximately 6:05 PM