The city’s Beautification Commission honored 56 property owners who made landscaping a priority this summer during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Mayor Michael Taylor and the Sterling Heights City Council congratulated each award winner individually during the ceremony as photographs of their respective properties were shown. The Beautification Commission presented awards in four categories: businesses and gas stations, multi-family complexes, church properties and single-family homes.
“These awards are for property owners who go above and beyond to make sure their businesses, multi-family complexes, churches and homes uphold the highest possible standards in terms of landscaping.” Mayor Taylor explained. “We’re fortunate to have so many people who care about the appearance of their property. Their efforts help make Sterling Heights an attractive place to live, work and raise a family.”
Beautification Chairman Gary Isom said that the commission received nominations over a five-month period prior to determining this year’s winners, including “Best of the Best” honorees in each category. Residents and Beautification Commission members nominated addresses of properties worthy of consideration.
“We reviewed and selected only superior properties that had a ‘WOW!’ factor when seen from the curb,” said Isom. “The winners were chosen based on overall beauty, aesthetics and artistic use of color.”
In addition to a certificate acknowledging their efforts, award winner attendees received a $25 gift certificate, courtesy of Eckert’s Greenhouse, located at 34051 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights.
The Beautification Award winners are:
Commercial Properties: BP Oil; City of Sterling Heights; Leo's Coney Island; Mercury Promotions; Roncelli, Inc. and Subway (at Metro Parkway & Van Dyke)
Multi Family Complexes: Aberdeen Garden, American House, Arden Courts; Laurel Valley Apartments; Nottingham Cove Condominium Association; Palmer Woods North; Plumcreek Estates and Shoal Creek Apartments
Churches: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church; St. Matthias Catholic Church Volunteer Gardeners
Single Family Homes: Admir Agic; Lenda & Nazar Bally; Denise Blue; Susan Bratkowski; Denice & Wally Bronson; Hoyt & Nancy Bush; Wendy & Dan Bush; Lynda Carbone; Edward Carroll; Terri & Dave Consiglio; Rosemary & Dominic Farchione; Edward & Judy Fleming; Tim & Judy Freeland; Fred & AnnMarie Gibson; Monica Gomolka; Thom & Beth Hall; Sue Hoste; Linda & Lorenzo Howard; Karen & Bill Jensen; Ingrid Kucharek; Cathy & Harry Lazar; Anna Maria & Antonio Moraccini; Patricia Marx; Sharon Mason; Beverly McQuade; Kim McQuade; Kenneth & Barbara Milczynski; Janet Nelson; Paul & Georgia Osak; Craig & Mary Pawlowski; Vince & Joanne Russo; Tim & Janet Sagert; Mary Sancimino-Polakowski and Benjamin, Maria and Tina; William & Gwendolyn Schoeb; Adrian Shehu; Rick & Gail Straughen; Jason & Elisabetta Stupera; Mark & Cathy Sullivan; Joe & Pat Wagner; Dennis Wozniak and Carol Yeager
Best of the Best Commercial: The City of Sterling Heights and BP Oil on Van Dyke at 17 Mile Road
Best of the Best Multi-Family: Aberdeen Gardens
Best of the Best Churches & Schools: St. Matthias Catholic Church Volunteer Gardeners
Best of the Best Single Family Homes: Anna Maria & Antonio Moraccini