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City of Flint Kicks Off Mayor Weaver’s Beautification Initiative 2019

The Mayor’s Beautification Initiative (MBI) announced by Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver has two critical components, both designed to promote community beautification and recognize Flint residents who are taking care of their property in spite of the water crisis and other financial challenges facing the City of Flint.  The kickoff for the Mayor’s Beautification Awards began Thursday, May 9. The MBI is designed to:

  1. Encourage local stakeholder organizations – businesses, churches, fraternal, civic groups and others – to adopt the areas around their properties (this year the City will adopt Pierson Road from Dort Highway to Clio Road).  This includes, but is not limited to, picking up litter, mowing the grass, painting benches, planting flowers, etc., to improve the overall perception of Flint for residents and visitors.
  2. Recognize Flint residents for taking care of their property.  Nomination forms are due to the Mayor’s Office on or before July 15, 2019 at 5 p.m., to recognize the beautification efforts of Flint residents.

Beautification Initiative:

Who can participate?  Participation in the 2019 Mayor’s Beautification Awards is exclusive. Participation is limited to residents in the city of Flint. If you receive a tax bill from the City of Flint you are eligible to participate.

 

Judges:  An anonymous group of residents will be selected to serve as judges for the 2019 Major’s Beautification Awards.  Judges will include, but are not limited to, residents with beautification experience and those who understand the importance of recognizing the contribution of others.

 

Awards: Awards will be presented to participants in all nine wards of the city of Flint and multiple awards will be presented in every ward. The award categories will consist of:

 

Attractive Home:

o The lawn is mowed and edged

o The shrubs and trees are trimmed

o The overall presence of the home complements the neighborhood or block

 

Admirable Home:

o All of the criteria for Attractive Block are met

o There are flowers or plants visible from the curb

 

Adorable Home:

o All of the criteria for Admirable Landscape are met

o The concrete (sidewalk and/or driveway) is in good shape

o The overall yard has a clear theme

o This home represents a model home and should be highlighted

 

Award Presentation: Awards will be presented at the Mayor’s 2019 State of the City Address. A picture and a short description of the awardees will be presented during the Mayor’s address.

 

How to Nominate: You can nominate a home or block for an award by completing and submitting the Mayor’s 2019 Beautification Initiative Nomination form. Nominations must be submitted in person or emailed by July 15, 2019 for consideration. Contact Schuyler Davis atsdavis@cityofflint.com and (810) 237-2025 for more information on how to nominate and to deliver nomination forms and pictures.

 

Pierson Road Street Adoption

On Thursday, May 30, the City will be partnering with residents, businesses, churches, and other stakeholders to adopt Pierson Road as a cleanup site.  The goal is to clean and beautify this major street on May 30, but also throughout the year so that it:

  • Is free of all trash and debris
  • Features grass that is mowed and edged
  • Possess trees and shrubs that are trimmed
  • Showcase flowers, especially perennials that will bloom year after year without replanting
  • Is connected by sidewalks that are in good repair and are free of snow and ice
  • Features holiday decorations, especially lights in the month of December

 

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools:  mowers, rakes, shovels, hoes if they have them.  Bags and gloves will be provided as well as limited tools. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their families and neighbors.

 

Volunteers interested in participating in the clean-up should register at city hall in the back parking lot by dome auditorium at 8 a.m. Cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  A community celebration will be held on the back lawn of city hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

 

To commit to cleaning-up and maintaining one block along Pierson Rd and ancillary streets, please call (810) 237-2090 or e-mail lcrawford@cityofflint.com

 

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