Vision – Enhance community aesthetics by beautification of public and private spaces.

Mission – The mission of the South Milwaukee Beautification Committee is promote, encourage, and work to enhance the beauty of the City of South Milwaukee.

BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE – 8 citizen members, 1 council member, alternate members (only 9 voting members per meeting) – 2 years
Member are:
Patti Bergeson 08/31/19
Paul Berens 08/31/19
Sue Hebner  8/31/19
Brian Morrison 8/31/19
Jim Shelenske 8/31/19
Erik Brooks 08/31/19
Peggy Bolhuis – Alternate member 8/31/2019
Ryan Greco – Alternate member 8/31/2019
Wende Glaser- Alternate member 8/31/2019
Betsy Abert – Alternate member 08/31/2019
Sue Block – Alternate member 08/31/2019
Alderperson Joe Bukowski, Council Representative
Kyle Vandercar
Dan Ratajski

Duties – The committee will explore and help implement a variety of beautification efforts, working with applicable city departments, community organizations, and others to: [read more=”Read more >” less=”Read less <“]

  • Promote and enhance natural, private and public areas in the city, including:
    • Central Business District plantings and other streetscaping efforts;
    • City welcome signs (in partnership with Garden Club);
    • Street medians;
    • City parks (Heritage Place, etc.);
    • Other non-city public spaces as appropriate
  • Assist in tree planting efforts, including advising on a community tree managementprogram (per Tree City USA requirements), coordinating an Adopt a Tree program for area residents, leading on the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration, and helping secure private funding for city tree planting efforts;
  • • Partner with existing groups, organizations, and events (Friends, Lions, Earth Day, etc.) to drive organized clean-up activities in South Milwaukee;
  • • Develop and implement a landscape (resident and business) award program and other
  • efforts to encourage residents and businesses to beautify their properties;
  • • Educate and engage residents in other beautification projects as developed; and
  • • Other programs that align with the mission (i.e., recommend locations for and requirements for community gardens; etc.).

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Official Proceedings of the Beautification Committee

2017
January 25, 2017
March 1, 2017
March 22, 2017
April 26, 2017
July 26, 2017
August 21, 2017
September 18, 2017

October 16, 2017

2016
February 8, 2016 – CANCELLED
February 22, 2016 – Cancelled

February 24, 2016
March 24, 2016
May 16, 2016
August 15, 2016
September 12, 2016
October 10, 2016

2015
September 29, 2015
October 12, 2015
December 17, 2015