Belmont Goal: “Tree City USA”

July 8, 2008 at 9:18 pm 2 comments

 

Adrian Miller, a planner with the City of Belmont, forwarded names to city council for a newly formed “Tree Board”. Three community members, Carolyn Sly, Chad Hutcheson, and Renee Shook, were appointed by council to serve as a committee to oversee city planning ordinances regarding plantings and the overall look of Belmont.

We applaude the appointment of these community-minded folks to the board. As mayor Richard Boyce noted, “…We have these rules in place, but no effective way of monitoring or enforcing the regulations…”. He continued, “…this board will be a good step in the right direction…”.

It is hoped that the City will gain opportunities for grant funding and achieve a Tree City USA designation over time. This board is one of the first steps to achieve this goal.

Thumbs up for a proactive council and visionary planning!

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Entry filed under: Arbor Day Foundation, Belmont, Belmont Front Porch, Community, Life, News, People, Quality of Life, Small Town, Tree City USA, Trees, Walkable Communities.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nancy  |  July 24, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    three people get to decide the overall look of Belmont? I wouldn’t exactly call that visionary… how about a larger committee please? also, exactly what are these fine folks qualifications?

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  • 2. Janet  |  January 14, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Like your site! I’m in the local news business, as well. Just “softer” news.

    Reply

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