Verona Council Notebook: Streetscape, Festival Success & More
Here is a roundup of items discussed at the Sept. 11 Verona Council meeting.
Here's a look at items discussed at Tuesday's Verona Council meeting:
Streetscape Revitalization Project – TreeVitalize
Members of the Streetscape Revitalization Project team addressed council regarding an application that the committee is submitting to TreeVitalize, “a public-private partnership to help restore tree cover, educate citizens about planting trees as an act of caring for our environment, and build capacity among local governments to understand, protect and restore their urban trees.”
If the application is accepted for Verona’s Streetscape project, many, if not all, of the trees planned for the revitalization could be donated at no cost to the borough.
Fall Festival Success
Numerous members of council were very pleased with the outcome of this year’s Fall Festival.
Council President Dom Conte thanked the many volunteers, police and residents who helped to make the festival a successful and problem-free one.
Fall festival committee members commented that they are interested in working with the Streetscape Revitalization Project committee to donate new benches for the Riverside Park gazebo.
The Verona Borough Council publicly welcomed Thomas William
Perka, O.D., who recently opened his practice at 168 Allegheny River Boulevard.
Councilwoman Rhoda Gemellas-Worf reminded council and the public in attendance to spread the word about two of their upcoming events, the Winnings and Wineries tour on Saturday, Oct.27, and the Dickens Victorian Village tour on Saturday, Dec.8.
Gemellas-Worf stated that officials are hoping to fill the buses for both of these tours, where partial proceeds will benefit the Streetscape Revitalization Project.
For more information about either of these tours, please call 412-828-3607.