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City Beautification & Tree Board
MEMBERS
The DeFuniak Springs Beautification and Tree Board is comprised of five (5) members appointed by the
DeFuniak Springs City Council.

Current members include:
Dara Dobson
Mike Goodchild
Don Harrison
Christopher Mitchell
Dan Owens


MEETINGS
The meetings for the DeFuniak Springs Beautification and Tree Board are held bi-monthly (odd calendar
months) at 11 a.m.   The meetings are held in the DeFuniak Springs City Hall Council Chambers located at
71 U.S. Hwy. 90 West, DeFuniak Springs, Florida.   The public is invited to attend these meetings.
DUTIES
The duties of the DeFuniak Springs Beautification and Tree Board are as follows:
           
(1)      Conduct surveys and studies of the present condition of all plant life on city properties, rights-of-way
           and other areas, as the board may determine appropriate;

(2)      Inform itself of the location of utility lines, above and underground, along street rights-of-way; 
          
(3)     Set forth a long-range plan for tree planting and city beautification;             

(4)     Determine the annual needs (annual community forestry plan) to be implemented with 
         recommendations of the procedures and personnel needed to accomplish same; 

(5)     Submit to the city council, a recommended budget for the estimated costs of implementing the 
         community forestry and beautification plans, including, but not limited to, planting of ornamental 
         trees on public rights-of-way; 
 
(6)     To cooperate with private property owners in obtaining ornamental plantings and the proper procedures
         for planting and maintaining same;

(7)     To inform the public, through civic clubs and other organizations, of the needs of citizen and
          organization participation in tree planting and care and city beautification;                         

(8)     Organize an Arbor Day observance ceremony or event and propose a proclamation for city council
         approval and declaration; and

(9)     In general, to make periodic reports and recommendations to the city council, concerning the aforesaid.  

 


City of DeFuniak Springs • 71 US Hwy 90 West• DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433• 850-892-8500•
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