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Board and Commissions

If you are interested in serving on one of the many boards and commissions in the City, please contact the City Hall. The City is happy to announce that we have openings on various boards from time to time. Volunteerism is a good way to contribute to your community and learn about civic activities and functions. The various boards and commissions are: City Council, Planning Commission, Tri-City Fire Board, Cable Commission, Parks & Recreation, Boat Dock Committee, Board of Review and Board of Appeals. Application

The Planning Commission is an advisory group to Council and is composed of eight members appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council. Each planning commission members serve for a three-year term, along with a representative of City Council. They meet quarterly, tentatively the  second Wednesday of each month if needed (only required to meet four times a year) at 5:00 p.m. at the Community Center.

Planning Commission develops a master plan as a guide for development within the City's planning jurisdiction.

This committee acts as the initial reviewing body on all re-zoning requests and guide residential and commercial developments so that continuity and compatibility of land use will benefit the City. The Planning Commission also advises City Council on possible zoning ordinance changes.

The Fire Board meets quarterly and discusses and acts on various issues pertaining to the Tri-City Fire Department which is currently contracted to the West Bloomfield Fire Department. This opening is for a two-year term.  Locations of the meetings are set at the first board meeting.

The Cable Commission meets monthly. This is a three-year term running from July 1 - June 30.  They meet monthly at the West Bloomfield Twp Hall located at 4550 Walnut Lake Road, at 7:30 PM.

The Boat Dock Committee is a seven member committee  who assist City Hall with policy suggestions and inspecting dock spaces.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is quasi judicial board and meets to hear petitions from property owners seeking a variance from the Zoning Ordinance. They meet only as required.