Van R. Wade, Chairman
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.
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
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Village of Bellville will be celebrating Arbor Day at the Bellville Bandstand at 10am. This will be Bellville's 31st year as a "Tree City USA" participant. Participation from the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Bellville Elementary School, featuring 3rd grade teachers and students included. Contests will include poems about trees, posters and tree sculptures.
Local Scout troops will have a flag raising ceremony and distribute free evergreen seedlings to all youth attending our Arbor Day Celebration.
Barbara Schaefer will report on the Tree City U.S.A Awards program that was held at OSU-Chadwick Aboretum on April 19th, where Bellville was recognized for the 31st year as a participant in the program.
Mayor Brenkus will read the official proclamation of Arbor Day in the Village of Bellville. A report will be given on the activities of the Shade Tree Commission in Bellville during the past year and a brief look into 2017.
Ken Cochran from the Secrest Arboretum will be here to pay tribute to Van R. Wade and his 39 years of service to this community on the Shade Tree Commission.
The members of the Shade Tree Commission of Bellville are Teri Brenkus, Rich Osborn, Cody Bartrum, Bruce Kilgore, Barbara Schaefer, Chad Young and Advisor, Brian Wade.
Please join us in this celebration!
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 29, 2017 as Arbor Day in Bellville.
Teri L. Brenkus, Mayor