Appearance Commission

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The Wilson Appearance Commission provides leadership and guidance on programs that improve the city’s appearance. It promotes beautification initiatives and participates in community design projects with public and private organizations.

Board Duties

  • To initiate, promote, and assist in the implementation of programs of general community beautification in the city
  • To seek to coordinate the activities of individuals, agencies and organizations, public and private, whose plans, activities and programs bear upon the appearance of the city
  • To provide leadership and guidance in matters of area or community design and appearance to individuals, and to public and private organizations, and agencies
  • To make studies of the visual characteristics and problems of the city, including surveys and inventories of an appropriate nature, and to recommend standards and policies of design for the entire area, and portion of neighborhood thereof, or any project to be undertaken
  • To prepare both general and specific plans for the improved appearance of the city
  • To study the problems and determine the needs of the city in connection with its tree planting program
  • To recommend to the city arborist, the type and kind of trees to be planted upon such public rights-of-way or parts of city streets or in parks as is designated
  • To assist the properly constituted officials of the city, as well as the council and citizens of the city in the dissemination of news and information regarding the selection, planting, and maintenance of trees within the corporate limits, whether the same be on private or public property, and to make such recommendations from time to time to the City Council as to desirable legislation concerning the tree program and activities for the city
  • To provide regular and special meetings at which the subject of trees, insofar as it relates to the city, may be discussed by the members of the commission, officers and personnel of the city and its several divisions, and all other interested in the tree program