Shade Tree Commission


Brian Wade, Chairman
Barbara Schaefer
Dean Dickson
Bill Anders
Chad Young
Jason Potes, Council Representative
Teri Brenkus, Mayor

Powers and Duties

The Shade Tree Commission shall have the power to study, investigate, plan, advise, report, and recommend to Council or the Mayor any action, program, plan or legislation that the Commission shall find or determine to be necessary or advisable for the care, preservation, trimming, planting, replanting, removal, or disposition of trees or shrubs in public ways, streets, alleys, parks, or other property owned by the Village of Bellville.

The Shade Tree commission shall have the authority and jurisdiction for regulating the planting, maintenance, and removal of trees or shrubs on streets and other Village-owned property to ensure safety or preserve the aesthetics of such public sites, in accordance with the permit system contained in the terms of this ordinance, and in conformity with any ordinances specifying plans and locations of plantings.

Permits Required

No person shall here after plant or remove any tree or shrub upon any public way, street alley, parks, or other property owned by the Village, unless he/she shall have first obtained a permit in writing from the Shade Tree Commission specifying the size, type, species, and location so to be planted or removed. – The Shade Tree Commission is subject to Ordinance No. 14-86 and No. 14-08