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Tue, Jan 17


Middletown Townhall

Sustainability Committee Public Meeting

Time & Location

Jan 17, 2023, 5:00 PM

Middletown Townhall, 31 W Main St, Middletown, MD 21769, USA

About the event

Meeting discussion items: 

1. December meeting minutes approval 

2. Green Lecture series with library (Ann) – Holiday Greenery decorating program – huge turnout; January 21st @ 1:00pm – Electrify Everything with Kathleen Rall and Barb Trader; Karen Whitehair program in March! 

3. Outreach sub-committee report – Pollinator protection yard signs or door-hangars 

4. Little Seed Library – any follow-up discussion? 

5. Website updates (Gene) – terms and conditions disclaimer; connections page. 

6. Green Expo – Saturday, April 22nd – sent out Save-the-Date email – good response so far 

7. Bee City USA – we might just use the resolution we currently have for the IPM requirement 

8. Mayor’s Monarch Pledge – will plan to re-pledge for this year 

9. Pollinator demonstration gardens – Memorial Park garden plant theft and response; Village of Foxfield  eyebrow and circle planting; pollinator garden care and watering schedule; budget of $2,000 – spent $1,200  in 2022. 

10. Compost project – compost bins available for purchase at municipal center – 3 sold last week! 

11. Lunch Out Of Landfills – FCPS (through Travis Tracy) pays Key City Compost invoices 

12. Tree plantings – tree planting maintenance/inventory schedule (see below); Ben Fritton tree planting offer;  SilvoCulture grant for fruit and nut trees (Ann); Arbor Day tree planting will be Friday, April 28 th in pm 

13. Tree trails – Bethany, forestry board member, joined us to help with tree id on Cone Branch trail; still  stumped on exact species of chestnut and hickory. New trees to add to Wiles Branch tree trail – white ash  and black willow. 

14. Tree City USA – Cindy submitted the Tree City annual report, as well as the Growth Award application 

15. Gift Tree Program – flyer boxes at Wiles Branch Park, Memorial Park and on Cone Branch Trail – please  monitor as you frequent those areas; another new application came in! 

16. Utility work in Glenbrook and impact to street trees - 

17. Recycling event – will look to continue program biannually with next event on March 11, 2023. 

18. No Idle Zone – discussion 

19. Trex plastic bag collection - discussion 

20. Streetlight program – discussion 

21. Volunteer thank you luncheon for committee – end of January/early February 

22. February meeting date – third Tuesday – February 21st

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