Urban Landscape Commission

Meetings


  • 4:30 p.m.
  • 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Public Safety Building Conference Room

Members

Name Position
Term Expiration
Melissa Burch
BOPARC
July 1, 2015
Barry Wendell Council Representative
June 30, 2019
Michael Hassenmyer
Landscape Architect
July 1, 2017
Bill MacDonald
Plant Health July 1, 2016
Marchetta Maupin
City Admin / Ex-Officio
Term Indefinite
Joe Morris
Plant Expert July 1, 2017

Mission


Promote an aesthetically attractive environment in the public and private sectors of the City of Morgantown.

Responsibilities


  • Recommend and advocate aesthetic standards for public and private sector development
  • Serve as a resource to municipal organizations and entities to promote consistent design and maintenance standards
  • Maintain a plan for municipal urban landscape
  • Recommend and review projects throughout the city that involve landscaping and related aesthetic issues
  • Promote a healthy urban forest through the Morgantown Tree Board
  • Advocate urban landscape education initiatives via the local media and special events
  • Make recommendations and report activities to the City Council annually or as needed.

Tree Board


The Urban Landscape Commission works cooperatively with the Tree Board. City-wide tree issues include inventory, hazardous trees, and new planting initiatives. The Tree Board has been successful in obtaining grant funds from the West Virginia Division of Forestry for the tree inventory, planting, and replacements.