Sustainable Verona

This website and other links from this website are to help empower residents with knowledge, skills, and tools to promote a sustainable lifestyle. Click on the icons below to learn more information about each topic. 

No Mow May

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On April 26, 2021, the Common Council approved Resolution No. R-21-022 recognizing May of 2021 as No Mow May to encourage all citizens to support efforts to protect pollinators. In January of 2022, the Common Council approved a permanent suspension for May of each year for the enforcement of the length of lawns and grasses until June 1. The suspension of the enforcement allowed pollinator species to emerge and early flowering grasses to establish to benefit the pollinators.

We suggest not letting your grass get too tall for your mower as it can be difficult to mow it on June 1. This is a voluntarily program that anyone in the City of Verona can participate. The City has free No Mow May participant signs than can be checked out and returned. These signs can be signed out at the City Hall at 111 Lincoln Street during business hours. We plan to reuse the signs in the coming years, so please return the signs to City Hall the first week of June to use again next year. You can also make your own sign or have one printed out.  

Don't forget to send the City a couple of photos showing off nature in your lawn. 

Signs can be checked out at City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, for City residents during normal business hours.

Click here to print the sign from home.

Toilet Rebate Program

Toilet Opens in new windowOn January 1, 2022, the City of Verona began a toilet rebate program for residential and multi-family properties. More information can be found on the Public Works website as well as what type of toilets qualify and the rebate claim form. Toilets must be bought in the same year you are claiming the rebate. 


Tree City USA flag image Opens in new windowThe Arbor Day Foundation has awarded communities as Tree Cities since 1976 in an effort to provide framework for communities to manage and expand their public trees. As of 2019, Verona has been a Tree City for 25 years. To have Tree City status a community must meet four requirements, which are maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day. Visit the Arbor Day Foundation website for more information on Tree City USA.   

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