Beautification Commission


  • Dawn Overmeyer (chair)
  • Thomas Begin
  • Nancy Draves
  • Adam Hazlett
  • Helena Krzeminski
  • Patricia Lockwood
  • Paul Overmeyer
  • Karen Piacentini

Regular Meetings

  • 3rd Wednesday of every month

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The Beautification Commission shall be composed of 9 members. The mayor, with the approval of the City Council shall appoint the Beautification Commission.


To pursue and maintain beauty and strive for aesthetically pleasing surroundings in the city, in the following manner:

  • By promoting public education against the discarding of litter in our streets, alleys, sidewalks, gutters, parks and other recreational areas or similar public places;
  • By enlisting the active support of interested individuals, business, industry, the schools and civic organizations;
  • By encouraging developers, absentee owners, homeowners, tenants and businessmen to accept basic responsibilities for preserving and enhancing the beauty of public and private places;
  • To sponsor, plan and promote special spring and fall fix-up, paint-up, and clean-up campaigns;
  • To investigate, study and recommend plans for improving the general health, sanitation, safety and cleanliness of the city;
  • To encourage the placing, planting and preservation of trees, flowers and shrubbery and to sponsor and promote Arbor Week;
  • To sponsor a program of general improvement of appearance of all properties in the City.

Fenton Receives a Tree Restoration Grant!

The Fenton Community Fund has awarded the City of Fenton a $6,000 Challenge Grant to fund the replacement of trees lost in the August 2007 tornado. For every dollar raised through community donations, a matching dollar will be granted through this award.

The focus is on those areas hardest hit by the tornado: Ellen Street, East Street and O'Donnell Park at the corner of East and Ellen; and the grounds of the Fenton Community Center; and City Hall on S Leroy Street.

The City of Fenton, Tree Restoration Committee is working to finalize a plan for tree replacement throughout the community. The plan was implemented to assure that plantings were done in a manner that added to the beauty of the area and provided tree species that would flourish. Members considered a variety of tree species - including lindens, autumn blaze maples and river birch - guided by such factors as how fast they grow, how pretty they look and how much shade they provide.

But the number of new trees - and the timeline for planting - will hinge on how much money the community is willing to give. If you are interested in contributing to this effort please contact City Hall at 810-629-2611. Bid Opening for Tree Maintenance RFP, April 29, 2021 (PDF)