The commission decided to come up with ideas to present at its next meeting on how to develop an action plan to deal with the trees in the future. The commission also plans to work with the Kanawha City Community Association to get community input from the neighborhood.
"Certainly we need community input," Denham said. "There's a variety of opinions."
In other business, the commission unanimously approved a request from the West Side Main Street neighborhood association to have the mural painted.
The mural will cover the entire side of the building at 216 W. Washington St., which is on the north side of the street.
"We're really looking to increase the public art we have on the West Side," said Stephanie Johnson, the director of West Side Main Street.
Artist Charly Jupiter Hamilton will paint the mural and will be compensated by funds from West Side Main Street and private sources. The mural itself is planned to be a depiction of the West Side, with different parts of the mural dealing with different aspects of the neighborhood.
"When you see this mural, you're actually looking at the West Side," Johnson said.
Johnson said the mural will start being painted in a few weeks and should be complete within six weeks.
The request to paint the mural had to go through the Municipal Beautification Commission because city law requires the commission to review any large murals or graphics to ensure compliance with city zoning code.
Gaddy Engineering Company committed to maintaining the mural for five years. The company is located across Washington Street from the building that will receive the mural.
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