Beautification & Tree Commission

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

  • Susan Bautsch
  • Wilma Jene Bond
  • Benna Denue, Chair
  • Kim Schoenfeld

  • Larry Lipe
  • Dennis Pluta

Ex-Officio Members

  • Representing Department of Parks and Recreation - Robert Pfeiffer, Director
    • Contact Robert Pfeiffer by phone at 618-692-7538
  • Representing Department of Public Works - David Sirko, Asst. City Engineer
    • Contact David Sirko by phone at 618-692-7535
  • Representing City Council - Chris Farrar
  • City Arborist - Tom Burns


The Beautification and Tree Commission shall advise and consult with the Arborist on any matter pertaining to Chapter 1221 including but not limited to:

  • Allocation of funds to arboricultural activity and expenditures of such funds.
  • Development of policies and procedures regarding the Arborist’s duties and the issuance of permits required by this Chapter (Codified Ordinances Chapter 1221).
  • Establishment of educational and informational programs.
  • Setting policy concerning selection, planting, maintenance and removal of trees shrubs and other plants within the City.