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Avondale names education, green space committees

Avondale Estates

Avondale names education, green space committees

Jonathan Elmore
Jonathan Elmore

Jonathan Elmore

The city of Avondale Estates has recruited 10 residents to serve on committees to improve education and explore creating new green space in the city.

Avondale recently accepted applications for the ad hoc green space and education committees. The members are:

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Mark Joyner
Fred Avett
Carol McCullough
Susan Belmonte
Pam Ryan

Green Space

Steve Sanchez
Jennifer Pindyck
Brad Jones
Dee Miriam
David Sacks

According to the city, “The education ad hoc committee will report to the BOMC periodically on the following goals:”

– To develop an education resource page on the City’s website that will help parents navigate a complex system of public and private education options.

– To build relationships with area school administrators and representatives to ensure the City is represented in broader, top-level discussions that impact our residents’ education options.

– To anticipate and plan for future changes outside the City’s control that could impact residents’ education options.

– To make recommendations, as needed, as to how the committee’s role and tasks warrant revision.

The goals for the green space ad hoc committee are:

– To examine and report on the condition and health of existing city plantings and parks and make recommendations for improvement.

– To produce a feasibility and cost study of opening one or more pocket parks, including the possibility of a trial opening.

– To examine the findings of the tree ordinance ad hoc committee and draft a new residential tree ordinance for Board and community discussion.

– To make recommendations, as needed, as to how the committee’s role and tasks warrant revision.

Mayor Jonathan Elmore, who pushed to create the committees, said the committee members have not had official meetings yet.

“We’re going to convene them tomorrow night (Nov. 5) for the first time at our special called work session,” Elmore said. “One, to just sort of say welcome, give them a copy of the resolution – their birth certificate as it were – and tell them in general what we want them to do and help them get a first meeting together, which one of the board members will most likely attend, which will most likely be me, to get them off and running.”

Mayor Elmore is running unopposed in the Nov. 3 municipal elections.

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