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:
Betsy Abert  8/31/2017
Cathy Bassett  8/31/2017
Patti Bergeson  8/31/2017
Paul Berens  8/31/2017
Sue Hebner  8/31/2017
Leah Manthey 8/31/2017
Brian Morrison 8/31/2017
Jim Shelenske 8/31/2017
Vicki Maloney – Alternate member 8/31/2017
Ryan Greco – Alternate member 8/31/2017
– Alternate member 8/31/2017
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

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