Beautification Council awards prizes to well-maintained sites – The Madison Record

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

In Madison, a city-sponsored volunteer council annually identifies businesses, medical practices, and homes of all kinds that deserve recognition for expanding Madison’s quality of life.

“Each year, the Madison Beautification and Tree Board awards signs, plaques, and certificates of beautification to recognize the efforts of homeowners associations (HOAs), businesses, and landscapers in their efforts to beautify the city of Madison through plantings of trees, perennials and annuals,” Brian Goodwin says. Goodwin is chairman of the beautification council.

Of 81 properties that participated in the review, 65 sites received beautification awards.

“These plantings help improve our city and make it a beautiful place to live,” said Goodwin. “As Chairman of the Madison Beautification and Tree Board, I want to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of the properties and businesses 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, Award of Excellence; Grand Reserve in Madison, Excellence Award; Magnolia Point; and Windscape.

* Businesses – Express Oil Change on Madison Boulevard; Hexagon security and infrastructure; Indian Creek, Achievement 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.

* Urban spaces – Dublin Park; Madison City Walkway; and the Madison Civic Complex.

* Medical Practices – 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; Place Belmont, Award of Excellence; Brekenridge; Crossing Brownsferry; cedar springs; Chapel Hill, Achievement Award; clear springs; Clift’s Cove; Colonial Grand on Hughes Road; Colonial Grand on Madison Boulevard; Edgewater, Best in Show, HOA; Foxfield; Gate House Mansion; Heritage plantation; Heritage Provence; upland lakes; Hilltop Ridge HOA; Huntington Chase; Millstone on Balch Road; Millstone on Mill Road; Oxford; Park Meadow on Browns Ferry Road; Shamrock townhouses; Stratford on the Square townhouses; Bridgefield Reserve; The Madison Villas; West Highlands on Balch Road; West Highlands on Gooch Lane; and Windstone HOA.

* Schools — Bob Jones High School; Discovery College; Horizon Primary School; and James Clemens High School.

* Restaurants – Bojangles, awards of excellence; Burger King, #3942; and Ted’s Bar-BQ, Award of Excellence.

* Residence for the elderly – Merrill Gardens; and Somerset Apartments in Madison, Excellence Awards.

For more information, visit www.madisonal.govpoint to the “Government” drop-down menu and click “Madison Beautification and Tree Board” in the list of committees.