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Rock Island Beautification Commission gathers to review awards, projects

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By Rock Island Today Reports | Jun 14, 2016

Meeting 10

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

5 p.m.

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

VI. Adjourn

BEAUTIFICATION COMMISSION

MEETING SUMMARY

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

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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

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