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Memorial Recognition / Community Enhancement Program for Trees or Benches

The City of Merritt recognizes the need to provide a memorial recognition or community enhancement. Individuals, clubs, groups, organizations or businesses can purchase trees or benches in memory of, or as a donation to enhance areas within the City. 

Types of Trees Available:
• Scott Pine

• Maple
• White Birch
• Russian Olive
• Bur Oak
• Mayday Tree

Memorial trees with plaques may be planted in the locations as requested by the applicant but will receive final approval by City staff.  Applicants will indicate a second choice of location on the appropriate application.  Application forms are available by contacting the City of Merritt Leisure Services Department at 250-315-1050.

Bench Specifications:
• Downtown Core:  The western -style bench designed by Alpha Designs for the downtown bench program. Proposed locations of benches must be put before Council for approval prior to installation.
• Other Locations:  The Contoured Park Bench, model number PBC-6, and purchased from Wishbone Industry will be the design of the bench used for any and all locations situated outside the downtown core.  The colour of these benches will be walnut.  The metal hardware will be semi-gloss black, textured black and metallic silver.

Memorial benches with plaques may be placed in the location as requested by the applicant but will receive final approval by Council if the location requested is within the downtown core or by City staff if the request is outside the downtown core.  Applicants will indicate a second choice of location on the appropriate application.

 

Plaque Specification:
• All plaques must measure 2” x 5” and will be made of brass.  Plaques for the trees and Alpha Design benches will be ordered by the City with the engraving to outline the applicant’s specifications.
• Plaques for the Contoured Park Bench will be ordered through Wishbone Industry at the same time as the bench is ordered with the engraving to outline the applicant’s specifications.

For further information contact the City of Merritt Leisure Services Department at 250-315-1050.