Medina resident wants to put up 50-plus bluebird houses in village

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 December 2020 at 10:29 am

MEDINA – A village resident has proposed setting up bluebird houses at Boxwood Cemetery and State Street Park to encourage the presence of bluebirds, the official state bird.

Daniel Rosentreter presented the idea to the Village Board earlier this month. Rosentreter would like to have 50-55 bluebird houses up by spring.

There would be two bluebird houses mounted on each galvanized post. The posts would be spaced apart about 1,000 feet, Rosentreter told the Village Board.

Rosentreter and volunteers would maintain the bluebird houses, he told the board.

The Village Board would like to get a map of where the posts and bluebird houses will be located.

“In theory I think it’s a good idea,” Village Trustee Todd Bensley said. “It’s just a matter of the getting the details worked out.”

Rosentreter said the bluebird houses should be located on the borders of park and the edge of the cemetery.

“We always look forward to people stepping up in the village doing projects, and this will be one,” said Mayor Mike Sidari. “It should bring people into the village looking at bluebirds.”