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Environmental/Shade Tree Committee

2018 Environmental Shade Tree News and Events

Registration begins for Beachwood Garden Lots

February 5, 2018

The Beachwood Community Garden
will open on March 15, 2018

FRIDAY, APRIL 20th 5pm - 8:30pm
at Mayo Park Center
More Information to Come Soon

The Beachwood Community Garden

Will close for season

On November 16, 2018

Environmental / Shade Tree Committee

Appointed by Mayor with Council approval

Council Liaisaon E. Zakar
Vacancy - Term expires 2018
Terry Nielsen  - Term expires 2018
Maria Bird  - Term expires 2019
Carle Schmit Chair – Term expires 2020
Sarah McNabb  - Term expires 2020


3rd  Monday of the Month – 7:00 p.m.
Beachwood Municipal Building 1600 Pinewald Rd.

January 16th
Jan 16th Agenda
February 20th
Feb 20th Agenda
March 19th Mar 19th Agenda
April 16th Apr 16th Agenda
May 21st May 21st Agenda
June 18th June 18th Agenda
July 16th July 16th Agenda
August 20th August 20th Agenda
September 17th September 17th Agenda
October 15th October 15th Agenda
November 19th  
December 17th  


2017 Shade Tree Agendas and Meetings
2016 Shade Tree Agendas and Meetings
2015 Shade Tree Agendas and Meetings
2014 Shade Tree Agendas and Meetings

Environmental and Shade Tree Committee Established. On April 4, 2012, there was created within the Borough of Beachwood a Committee to be known as “The Environmental and Shade Tree Committee.”

Purpose of Committee. The Environmental and Shade Tree Committee are hereby established for the purpose of recommending the promotion of conservation and the protection and development and/or the use of natural resources including water resources within the Borough. It is further the purpose of the Committee to recommend programs and plans for the consideration of the Borough Council with respect to the purchase, plan and care, rearing; trimming, preserving and control of the shade trees and ornamental trees of the Borough. They shall further consult on a regular basis with the Council liaison to the Public Works Department. They shall encourage arboriculture.

Powers and Duties. The Environmental and Shade Tree Committee shall review the use and possible use of open lands within the Borough and may advertise, prepare and print pamphlets, charts and maps with the pre-approval of the Borough Council. Those pamphlets, charts and maps shall also be applicable to the purchase, planting and care, rearing, trimming, preservation and control of shade trees or ornamental trees within the Borough. The Environmental and Shade Tree Committee shall prepare, keep and index of all open areas, whether publicly or privately owned, including open marsh lands, swamps and other wetlands in order to obtain information on the proper use of these areas. As part of said index they shall also note any and all significant shade trees and ornamental trees located thereon. They shall not, however, enter upon private properties without the express permission of the property owners.

The Committee may recommend to the Borough Land Use Board their input on the inclusion of plants or programs for the Borough’s Master Plan. They also may recommend to said Land Use Board and the Mayor and Council programs for the use of any areas, marsh lands and wetlands within the Borough, as well as any areas containing or conducive to the planting and maintenance of shade trees and ornamental trees, together with recommendation for their care. In the event the Borough acquires any real property, the Environmental and Shade Tree Committee may recommend the use and care of said property in furtherance of the purposes of the Shade Tree and Environmental Committee.

Records and Reports. The Environmental and Shade Tree Committee shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall make an annual report thereof to the Mayor and Council.


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