Beautification Commission

Beautification Commission

The Northville Township “Beautification Commission” was established by Resolution on December 9, 1982. The purpose of the Commission is to preserve and enhance the beauty of the Township of Northville through public education and informational programs. The volunteers on the Commission do this through recognition of outstanding beautification efforts of private and public facilities and businesses, the coordination of plantings in public spaces, and programs that encourage the conservation of the environment, tree planting, anti-littering campaigns and the implementation of green initiatives.

Membership in the Beautification Commission consists of a minimum of seven and up to 18 members appointed by the Township Supervisor, with approval of the Board of Trustees. Meetings are held once monthly (no meeting in December, January, or February). Currently, there are several vacancies on the Beautification Commission and interested individuals are encouraged to apply. (Click here for appointment application)

Current Beautification Commission Members:
Scott Frush (Board Liaison)
Lynne Mosteller (Chair)
Lora Cash
Sally Hayes
Dotti Mack
Julie Mantay
Julianne Mundy
Sharon Smith

Regular Meeting Schedule for 2021

1pm at Township Hall unless otherwise noted
March 2
April 13
May 11
June 1
July 13
August 3
August 31
October 5


Bennett Arboretum Pathway 2020

Bennett Arboretum Pathway 2020


Beautification Awards – Every summer, the Commission scours the township for the commercial businesses that go above and beyond in beautifying their facilities by planting flowers and enhancing the landscape. The Commission recognizes the following businesses and thanks them for their contribution to the beautification efforts.

 
Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners

2020 Award

AISIN World Corp. of America (Corporate Pride Award)
Cedarbrook of Northville
Community Choice Credit Union
Deadwood Bar & Grill (Best in Township Award)
George’s Senate Restaurant
Gerald’s Salon
Haggerty Dental
Hidden Springs Veterinary Clinic
Huntington Bank
L.J. Griffin Funeral Home
MASONPRO Inc.
Meadowbrook Country Club (Lifetime Award)
Noah Properties
Northville Moose Lodge
Northville Township Hall
Oakmont of Northville
Patio Plus
Rocky’s of Northville
Sunrise of Northville
 
Sale of Commemorative Engraved Brick Pavers

Celebrate milestones such as births, anniversaries, honors, memorials, and special events with an engraved brick paver. Perfect as a lasting tribute anytime and they make unique holiday gifts. The engraved pavers will be installed permanently in the patio of the “Friendship Garden” in front of Township Hall.

For more information view the Brick Paver Order Form.

2021 Letter to Businesses - June 2021

Dear Northville Township Community,

The Beautification Commission of the Charter Township of Northville wishes to notify you of the upcoming judging for the 32nd Annual Beautification Awards. The judging will take place mid-June to early July 2021. If you wish to submit your own photos, please do so at northvilletwpbeautification@gmail.com – deadline to submit is July 12th.

Every year, the Beautification Commission members encourage local businesses to go above and beyond the required landscape ordinances of Northville Township. We encourage you to enhance your place of business by planting extra flowers, adding window boxes or flowerpots and by keeping your landscape pruned and weeded. The judging takes into consideration all of the landscaping including the addition of flowers, overall cleanliness and general appearance of the property. For the businesses lacking any ground area to plant flowers, container gardens or planters are considered and included in the judging. Please refer to the enclosed Judging Criteria List for guidance.

The awards will be presented at a Luncheon to be held in the fall at the First Presbyterian Church in the City of Northville. The winners will be notified by an “invitation” letter delivered by Beautification members, or via U.S. mail.

The Township will award a “Best In Township Award” and a “Corporate Pride Award” to two businesses that the Commission feels have gone above and beyond in creating stunning landscapes. The Beautification Commission is very appreciative of all efforts to make the community beautiful.

We look forward to recognizing the 2021 Beautification Award Recipients in the fall.

Sincerely,

Charter Township of Northville
Northville Township Beautification Commission

Lynne Mosteller
Chairperson


Click here to view a printable version of the letter.

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The Commission is active and busy and the following are highlights of the programs and initiatives the Commission oversees:

 

Friendship Garden

Friendship Garden – Located at the corner of Six Mile and Sheldon Roads, in front of township hall. Originally planned as a “Hosta” garden, it continues to grow and develop. There is a pathway leading to a park bench for residents to stop and enjoy the garden.  

Arbor Day Seedling Giveaway – Depending upon the weather, usually in April or early May in odd years (the next one: 2023), the Township Commission partners with the City of Northville’s Beautification Commission to host the Seedling Giveaway. The Commission provides free quality seedlings to residents in the Northville Public School District. The date frequently coincides with Earth Day or Arbor Day.

It's a drive-thru event. Guests drive up, place an order and the seedlings are brought to the car. 

  Seedling Giveaway     

The Commission is in need of members who wish to volunteer to help continue the long tradition of keeping our community one of the top places to live, work, and play in Southeastern Michigan.

If you are interested and have one or two extra hours a month, please consider joining the Beautification Commission. If you have any questions or would like additional information, feel free to contact Lynne Mosteller (Co-Chair) at northvilletwpbeautification@gmail.com