Troy City Beautification Committee

Members

  • Gareth Johnston - President
  • Judy Fissinger - Secretary

  • Rosaleen Rayman - Treasurer
  • Amy Cullis
  • Pam Dalton
  • Mary Davis
  • Phyllis Dawkins
  • Patricia Doran
  • Deborah Kappers
  • Karol McCarthy
  • Bill Miller - Recorder of Minutes
  • Wanda Tremblay
  • Barrie VanKirk
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What We Do

  • Flower plantings around downtown Troy. Planters in front of Downtown businesses and the hanging baskets on utility poles around the square.
  • Christmas decorations around the square and levee (with support from the Troy Foundation)
  • Sponsor an Arbor Day program
  • Plant memorial trees and plaques
  • Tree management around the square
  • Conduct tree identification and tagging in the city parks
  • Make suggestions for new plantings around Troy
  • Present “Green Thumb” and “Merit” awards
  • Encourage organizations and citizens to beautify properties in Troy

History of the Troy City Beautification Committee

  • 1969 - The Beautification Committee was started from an idea of a Garden Club.
  • 1974 – Officially established as a city committee under Chapter 1103 of the Troy City Code
  • 1978 – The first “Merit Award” was presented
  • 1988 – The first “Green Thumb” award was presented

Green Thumb & Merit Awards


The purpose of the Green Thumb Award is to recognize the landscaping efforts of property owners in maintaining or improving their property and the overall beauty of the city.

Criteria

  • Only projects or areas that are readily visible from the street can be rewarded
  • General care and overall maintenance
  • Size and mass of the area
  • Color, patterns and textures
  • Overall effect on the building, property and neighborhood
The purpose of the Merit Award is to recognize the architectural improvements made to properties or buildings in the city.

Criteria

  • The project must be completed
  • Must be readily visible from the street
  • Overall effect and impact on the area or neighborhood
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2018 Troy City Beautification Awards



May 2018
Green Thumb
768 Skylark
2485 Foxchase – Terry and Sue Weatherhead
2635 Meadowpoint
2321 Larkspur

Merit
404 S. Ridge Ave. – Chris and Mollie Suber
104 N. Market St. – David C. Murray
407 Water St. – Chuck Sturwold

June 2018
Green Thumb
507 Ohio Ave. -  Ashley and Jim Whitehouse
935 Oak Hill  -  Dale and Sue Gibboney
1430 Barberry Ct. 
1772 Hunters Ridge – Jodell Davis
2628 Shady Tree Dr.
1530 Tyrone Rd. – Mark and Susan Welty
746 Windsor Rd. 
1349 Chelsea – Mike and Cynthia Suerdieck
65 Colony Park – Bob and Ann Baird
1152 Ridge Ave. – Jim and Carolyn Livingston

Merit
703 S. Mulberry St – Shelley Fireoved and Jake Hethcox
616 Michigan Ave.
691 E. Staunton Rd (Baptist Temple)

July 2018
Green Thumb
732 Stonyridge
1152 Skylark – Teresa Baker Lantis
428 Drury Lane – Sherry Crossman & Carlos Quintana
1556 North Rd. – Kathy Lutz
1535  A & B Wayne Ave.
175 Hampton Place
1107 Pondview
1171 Pondview
2301 Larkspur
156 Merry Robin Rd.

Merit
198 Merry Robin Rd. – David and Carol Granger
210 S. Market – Upper Valley Hearing & Balance – Kate Lins

August 2018
Green Thumb
402 S. Clay St – Phyllis Welbaum & Bob Welbaum
509 W. Race St. – Tim and Elizabeth Miller
602 S. Market St
102 S. Oxford St. – Deb Grant
1416 McKaig Ave. – Roger and Joyce Heffelfinger
901 Kent Lane – Regina Gleason
500 N. Elm  St. – J & D Bicycles
3071 Parkwood Dr. – Joseph and Tammy Hart
1162 Stonyridge Ave. – Mark and Mary Jo Shaffer
2510 St. Andrews Dr. 
965 Linwood Dr. – Elaine Cremeans

Merit
911 Penn Rd.
325 Robinhood Lane- Callen and Michelle Vanderhoff

​September 2018
Green Thumb
120 Terrace Place - Tim Beasley
113 S. Frank St.  – Evelyn Fugate
533 S. Mulberry – Mary Schlatter
429  S. Counts St. – Willard and Carol Shade
178 Finsbury
1214 Maplecrest – Alan and Cindy Stacker
948 W. Main St. – Community Veterinary Clinic
2741 Meadowpoint – Kevin Mitchell and Karin Coker
660 Westlake – Marlene Shafer