Matthews commissioners have approved two contracts that will make the town a little greener – if not by St. Patrick’s Day, then shortly after.The Brickman group has been awarded a $32,076 contract for mowing services on medians and shoulders along Matthews Township Parkway.That works out to $867 per week for 37 weeks, beginning mid-March and running through Nov. 30. Money for mowing will come from the town’s tourism fund. Smith Grounds Management was awarded a $71,378 contract for plantings in median beds in 13 locations along Matthews Township Parkway, four locations on Independence Boulevard and four locations at John Street and Interstate 485. The plantings will include roses, hollies and liriope and are a part of the town’s branding program designed to improve Matthews’ identity and beautification.Money for plantings will come from the town’s capital improvement fund.Matthews Public Works Director Ralph Messera says median plantings should start in the next few weeks.Commissioners also appointed new members to the town’s Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.Planning Board appointments for two-year terms include Chris Melton, Rob Markiewitz, and Steve Lee. Three-year term Board of Adjustment appointments include Jim Jiles and Cecil Sumners.