Beautification board issues awards for well-kept sites

MADISON – Colorful flowers, edged lawns and handsome trees add to the pleasant atmosphere of a city.

In Madison, a city-sponsored board of volunteers identifies businesses, medical offices and homes of all descriptions each year that deserve recognition for expanding Madison’s qualify of life.

“Every year, the Madison Beautification and Tree Board awards beautification signs, plaques and certificates to recognize the efforts of homeowner associations (HOAs), businesses and landscapers in their efforts to beautify the City of Madison through tree, perennial and annual plantings,” Brian Goodwin said. Goodwin is President of the beautification board.

From 81 properties that entered the review, 65 sites received Beautification Awards.

“These plantings help improve our city and make it a beautiful place to call home,” Goodwin said. “As the president of the Madison Beautification and Tree Board, I want to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of the properties and companies that participate each year and make Madison beautiful.”

Representatives and owners attended an awards breakfast at Toyota Field on July 26. The following list organizes the winners by property type:

* Apartments — Abby Glenn – A Quiet Cove, Excellence Award; Grand Reserve at Madison, Excellence Award; Magnolia Point; and Windscape.

* Businesses — Express Oil Change on Madison Boulevard; Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure; Indian Creek, Excellence Award; Medical Park Station; STI Electronics Inc.; The Catbird Seat Garden Center, Best in Show – Business; and Madison Golf Center.

* Churches — Madison Church of Christ.

* City spaces – Dublin Park; Madison City Gateway; and Madison Municipal Complex.

* Medical offices — Cornerstone Pediatrics, Crestwood Madison; Fresenius Medical Center; LifeSouth Community Blood Centers; Madison Hospital campus; Madison Hospital, The Healing Garden; Madison Pediatric Dentistry; Madison Surgery Center; and Sullins Eye Care.

* Hotels — Best Western Plus Madison; and La Quinta Inn & Suites.

* Neighborhoods — Abbington Downs; Ashbury; Belmont Place, Excellence Award; Breckenridge; Brownsferry Crossing; Cedar Springs; Chapel Hill, Excellence Award; Clear Springs; Clift’s Cove; Colonial Grand on Hughes Road; Colonial Grand on Madison Boulevard; Edgewater, Best in Show, HOA; Foxfield; Gate House Manor; Heritage Plantation; Heritage Provence; Highland Lakes; Hilltop Ridge HOA; Huntington Chase; Millstone on Balch Road; Millstone on Mill Road; Oxford; Park Meadow on Browns Ferry Road; Shamrock townhomes; Stratford on the Square           townhomes; The Reserve at Bridgefield; The Villas of Madison; West Highlands on Balch Road; West Highlands on Gooch Lane; and Windstone HOA.

* Schools — Bob Jones High School; Discovery Middle School; Horizon Elementary School; and James Clemens High School.

* Restaurants – Bojangles, Excellence Award; Burger King, #3942; and Ted’s Bar-B-Q, Excellence Award.

* Senior Living — Merrill Gardens; and Somerset apartments at Madison, Excellence Award.

For more information, visit www.madisonal.gov, point to the “Government” dropdown menu and click “Madison Beautification and Tree Board” in the list of committees.

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