CHAIR: Sharon Mann
The BBC is a volunteer committee that promotes and facilitates activities that improve the appearance of the public gardens in the Town of Bloomfield. The committee recommends and plans beautification projects with the support of the Department of Public Works. Currently we plant at the following locations in late May, early June:
- The Town Green and war memorials across from the Prosser Library
- Town Hall north and west sides of building
- Prosser Library and the McMahon Wintonbury Branch Library
- The Mary Hill Memorial Park at the corner of Blue Hills Avenue and Park Avenue
- The Town Municipal Pool
- The Bloomfield Police Department
- 8 hanging planters on the pergola at Town Hall
- The electronic sign area, corner of Bloomfield Ave and Mountain Rd.
- Hardy mums are placed at various locations around town in the fall
THE BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE WELCOMES YOUR ASSISTANCE! GET ON THE BBC MAILING LIST if you’re interesting in helping with the plantings, which usually require about an hour of one’s time. “We’re community committing to community.”
The BBC is moving toward becoming more sustainable with the use of more native plantings that don’t require installation every year.
Since 1989 the committee has presented Notable Landscape Awards for outstanding property landscaping. A framed certificate and lawn sign is presented to the award recipients at a Town Council meeting the second week in September recognizing their garden achievements.
The Beautification Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in conference room #4 at the Town Hall on Bloomfield Avenue. The Beautification Committee is supported by the Public Works Department. If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding volunteering to help the BBC, contact Operations Manager, Dan Carter by email or BBC06002@gmail.com.
The Beautification Committee is always eager to hear from individuals who are willing to offer time and effort, or businesses and corporations who wish to donate funds or other needed commodities, or to otherwise provide sponsorship to contribute to the beautification of our Town. There are always small, medium, and large tasks and projects that would benefit from your sense of community spirit and service.
Committee Members: Rise Cappadona, Gwen Findlay, Cheryl Fox, Henriette Herzfeld, Jane Nadel-Klein, Robert Ike.
Advisor to the BBC: Daniel Carter, Department of Public Works