Shade Tree Commission

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Thursday March 30, 2017
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Shade Tree Commission

Van R. Wade, ChairmanShade Tree Commission
Barbara Schaefer
Bruce Kilgore
William Cody Bartrum
Rich Osborn, Councilman
Teri L. Brenkus, Mayor

Powers and Duties of the Bellville Shade Tree Commission
    The Shade Tree Commission shall have power to study, investigate, plan, advise, report and recommend to Council or the Mayor any action, program, plan or legislation which the Commission shall find or determine to be necessary or advisable for the care, preservation, trimming, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees or shrubs, in public ways, streets, alleys, parks or other property owned by the Village of Bellville.
    The Shade Tree commission shall have the authority and jurisdiction for regulating and planting, maintenance, and removal of trees or shrubs on streets and other village owned property to insure safety or preserve the aesthetics of such public sites, in accordance with the permit system contained in the term of this ordinance, and in conformity with any ordinances specifying plans and locations of plantings.

Permits Required:
    No person shall here after plant or remove any tree or shrub upon any public way, street alley, parks, or other property owned by the Village, unless he shall have first obtained a permit in writing from the Shade Tree Commission specifying the size, type, species and location so to be planted.
The Shade Tree Commission is subject to Ordinance No. 14-86 and No. 14-08


Arbor Day

Celebrate Arbor Day

Village of Bellville Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor

We are here to celebrate the gift of trees!

Trees are a natural gift, that are a source of joy, and beauty and they renew our  atmosphere with the oxygen that sustains our very lives.

The management of this natural resource will provide us with better air to breathe, provide wildlife with habitat to survive, provide us with paper, and wood for homes, fuel, and other products, while beautifying our community.  The management of trees includes:

a.    the planting of new trees in Bellville, as well as, in our nation’s forests
b.    caring for the trees we have 
c.    planting the right trees in the right locations
d.    harvesting our mature trees for wood products
e.    replacing the trees that put our utilities, homes and our lives in danger

With an inclusive management program of this natural resource, we will preserve this wonderful renewable gift, while conservatively using trees and wood products for the betterment of humans for generations.

We will in part Celebrate Arbor Day in Bellville with this gathering, let me proclaim this day April 25, 2015 as Arbor Day in Bellville.  

Darrell E. Banks, Mayor             Date April 9, 2014