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Boards, Commissions & Study Groups

Boards, Commissions, & Committees

Opportunities for Citizen Involvement
Each year the City of Lathrup Village has opportunities to serve on one our important Boards, or Commissions. We would encourage interested parties to complete a Board and Commissions application form and to submit same to the City Clerk for consideration. The following is a brief listing of some of these Boards, Commissions and Committees for your information.

Boards, Commissions and Study Groups for which applications are also being excepted:

Board of Review

The three-member board, consists of tax-paying Lathrup Village residents appointed by the City Council. The Board of Review reviews the assessment roll received from the Assessor to check to see it is complete, accurate, uniform and valid. They conduct public hearings in March to hear appeals from property owners.
Deadline: Not accepting applications at this time

Planning Commission
The Planning Commission was established in 2007 and consists of seven members. The Planning Commission is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the Master Plan, Capital Improvements Plan, administration of the zoning ordinance, formulating proposed policies on growth and redevelopment of the City. Term: 3 years. 
Deadline: Due by September 7th at 4:00pm

Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
The Downtown Development Authority is governed by a Board of Directors, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The DDA Board is comprised of residents, business owners, and elected officials who volunteer their time to improve the community. There is a 9-member Board.  By ordinance, at least 6 members must be persons having an interest in property located within the DDA district. The members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor, and approved by the City Council, for four year terms. 
Deadline: Due by September 7th at 4:00pm


Marijuana Study Group 
The City Council is in the process of adopting an Ordinance to Prohibit Marijuana establishments in Lathrup Village for a period of 18 months. This will allow additional time to explore the implications of the regulations that the State of Michigan will adopt for the industry. The Study Group will explore the impact of marijuana licensing in other communications and formulate recommendations. Citizens representing various perspectives on this topic are encouraged to apply for the study group.
Deadline: Not accepting applications at this time

Historic District Commission
The purpose is to:
(1)  Safeguard the heritage of the city by preserving the cultural, social, economic, political and architectural elements having historic significance;
(2)  Stabilize and improve property values in such districts;
(3)  Foster and promote property values in such districts;
(4)  Promote the use of local history for education, pleasure and the welfare of the citizens of the city;
(5)  Encourage the collection of records and objects which interpret the history of this city and cooperate in the establishment and operation of a museum or other appropriate center for custody and display of such items.
Deadline: not accepting applications at this time

Other Board and Commissions Service Opportunities