The 5 member Shade Tree & Parks Commission studies and makes recommendations with respect to landscaping on public property.
Advisory to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager
The Shade Tree & Parks Commission has the power to study, investigate, plan, advise, report and recommend to City Council, the City Manager 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 and shrubs in public ways, streets and alleys.
The Commission shall also have the power to review the conditions of landscaping, tree maintenance, turf and plantings in city parks and make reports, plans, and recommendations to the City Council, Mayor and City Manager as they may from time to time determine is valuable.
The City Council, Mayor or City Manager may also request the Commission consider various aspects of policy and seek a recommendation as they may wish.
The Shade Tree & Parks Commission meets monthly as needed. Meetings are the second Thursday at 10:00 AM, held in City Hall.
Five members, citizens and residents of the city
Mayor, confirmed by City Council
Three year term
Mark L. Heydlauff, City Manager (231) 547-3270
Perry Irish Hodgson, Chair Term expires: December 31, 2022
Jennifer Muladore Term expires: December 31, 2023
Ken Polakowski Term expires: December 31, 2021
VACANCY Term expires: December 31, 2022
David Levy Term expires: December 31, 2022
Mark Heydlauff, City Manager - Advisor
Pat Elliott, DPW Superintendent - Advisor
John Griffith, Electric Department Director - Advisor