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 2020

1pm at Township Hall unless otherwise noted
March 3
April 7
June 9 (Virtual)
July 7 (Virtual) 
August 11 (Virtual)
September 1 Remote Meeting
October 6


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. In the fall, the Township and the City jointly host an “Awards Luncheon” to recognize those businesses and thank them for their contribution to beautification efforts.

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winners

2020 Award

AISIN World Corp. of America (Corporate Pride Award)
Cantoro Italian Market
Cedarbrook of Northville
Community Choice Credit Union
Deadwood Bar & Grill (Best in Township Award)
George’s Senate Restaurant 
Haggerty Dental 
L.J. Griffin Funeral Home 
MASONPRO Inc. 
Noah Properties
Oakmont of Northville 
Patio Plus
Sunrise of Northville
Meadowbrook Country Club (Lifetime Award) 
Northville Township Hall

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.

2020 Letter to Businesses - July 2020

Dear Northville Township Community Member,

The Northville Township Beautification Commission is grateful for all you have done in past years to add to the beauty of the Township.

While we will not be holding our annual awards luncheon in the fall due to the continued impact from COVID-19, we want to express our gratitude for all that you do. THANK YOU for your contribution in helping to maintain Northville Township as the lovely community we are known to be.

We applaud you and look forward to your continued support in 2021.

Sincerely,

Northville Township Beautification Commission
Jim Morché & Lynne Mosteller
Co-Chairpersons
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 even years, the 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.

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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