A few members of the Toledo Tree Board got a sneak peak at a plan to “de-clutter” the look of Toledo City Hall. The top photo shows the original use of the building as the town’s fire hall. The second photo shows the building as city hall, pretty much as it looks today. Some believe the building’s attractive “art deco” architecture is largely covered up by overpowering landscaping, especially by the Arbor Vitae, which technically is not a tree. It’s a bush. The Tree Board will be asked to review plans for a new “do” for City Hall that will feature landscaping that doesn’t overpower the building. Ideas (not pictured in the lower photo) include planters, flowers and bushes that complement the aesthetic look of the building and which does not require nearly as much maintenance as the current landscaping.
Plans with a more finished look to the transformation will be presented to the Town Tree Board at its next meeting. For more information, call Public Works Director Adam Denlinger at 336-2247, ext. 207.