Beautification Committee Minutes - October 13,
Chesterfield Township Beautification Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Call to Order: Called to order by Sue Grimaudo at
Members Present: Sue Grimaudo, Marlene Krul, Marilyn
Sypolt, Tom Yaschen (arrived at 8:12 p.m.)
P & R Director: Rich Piekarski
Township Board Liaison: Cheryl Printz
Motion to Approve Agenda with the addition to item D)
Election of Officers: Motion by Marilyn, seconded by Cheryl, motion passed
Motion to Approve Minutes from May 12, 2010 and June
9, 2010 as submitted: Motion by Sue, seconded by Marlene, motion passed
Maintenance Update: Sue noted that on September 8th
she spoke with the DPW to have the sign area cleaned up at 26 Mile Road and
County Line Road. To date this has not been done. Cheryl stated she would follow
up with the DPW. Tom took care of Veteran’s Park, Marilyn worked on the welcome
sign at Brandenburg, and Sue worked on the municipal building as well as
Brandenburg Park. Sue thanked the DPW for weed whacking at the municipal
building. Discussion followed on weeds at the township property and how to
prevent it. Sue stated that on the 9th asters were planted and on the 15th she
planted and weeded the Black Eyed Susan and Potentilla along with Marilyn. On
October 5th, the court appointed community service project workers finished
pulling up remaining weeds by hand.
Goals: Sue stated that volunteers are need for fall
clean up and if we have trouble getting the needed help, then she would submit a
work order to DPW. She noted that the beds at Brandenburg still need to be
cleaned out. With the exception of the annuals, it was the consensus to leave
the plants and prune in early spring. Sue will send out an email to organize
Adopt-a-Spot: There have been no new adoptions at this
time. Sue thanked the family that is attending to the Novak garden. It was
agreed to have information at the Pumpkin carving contest table and sue is
working with Anchor Bay Middle School South and Cheryl will contact Middle
School East for potential volunteers. Discussion followed on passing out
information at various township events, MSU Extension, website, and local
Bird Houses: The bird houses are going to be stored
until spring and Sue suggested that they be displayed in the Novak garden.
Pumpkin Carving Contest: Stevi B’s donated $20 and $10
gift certificate for prizes, tables will be set up; and Sue, Tom and Noah
Grimaudo will be event volunteers.
Hansen Resignation: Sue announced that Connie Hansen
By-law Review/Discussion: Due to the resignation, the
committee is short a person and currently we have no secretary. Discussion
followed on whether the by-laws should be changed to alter the number of
members. It was the consensus to leave the By-laws as is for the time being.
Nomination and Election of Officers: The By-laws call
for elections at the October meeting. Due to the lack of members present, motion
by Sue, seconded by Marlene, to Table the Nomination and Election of Officers
until the next regularly scheduled meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Bridge Decorating: Discussion followed on types of
decoration to be used including real, artificial, garland and wreaths. Motion by
Sue, seconded by Tom, to budget up to $500 for bridge decorations subject to
funding being available in the budget. Motion carried unanimously.
Sue: noted that Supervisor Lovelock is trying to get
an anchor donated to the Township from a resident. The Beautification
Committee’s goal is to get perennials planted at all the sites so that
maintenance is minimal.
Tom: stated that he picked up hostas from Nancy
Orewyler; he planted one at Veteran’s Park and it is his intention to plant
others at the Township historical site.
By unanimous vote, meeting was adjourned at 8:22 PM.
Next meeting to be held on November 10, 2010 at 7PM.