Star Staff Reports
After being a member and, the last few years, the chairman of the Millington City Beautiful Commission, Jeremy Rochell recently stepped down from his post passing the gavel to Tom Mashour.
Rochell was a member for more than 18 years joining the CBC in high school. Mashour, although being the newest member in the CBC, has been a Millington resident since 1978 being transferred here for his final tour in the Navy.
He is a member of the Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Association, teaches many varied gardening courses and had made numerous appearances on the WKNO Family Plot Series.
The CBC duties, as outlined in the mission statement, include to study, investigate, develop, and carry out plans for improving the health, sanitation, safety, and cleanliness of the city by beautifying the streets, highways, alleys, bayous, creeks, lots, yards, and other similar places within the city. To aid in the prevention of fires, diseases, and other casualties by the removal and elimination of trash and other debris from streets, highways, alleys, lots, yards, and other similar places.
To encourage the placing, planting, and preservation of trees, flowers, plants, shrubbery and other objects of ornamentation within the city. To protect song birds and other wild fowl, to advise with and recommend plans to other agencies of the city for the beautification of the city. In addition, The CBC’s mission includes to promote public interest in the general improvement of the city, provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to abridge or change the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the board of mayor and aldermen or any governmental depart or division now existing.
The CBC is a volunteer organization. The membership is set at 15 active members. However, the CBC are down to about 25 percent of that number.
“All of our active members are senior citizens with a deep love of our community,” Mashour noted. “ As you can see by our mission statement, we have a lot of responsibilities. We need citizens with love for our city that are willing to join us in this important endeavor.”
For more information, contact Tom Mashour at 337-0046, email@example.com or come to the monthly meeting, held on the last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Aldermen’s chamber at the Millington City Hall (enter through the South entrance).