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Midland residents interested in serving on a City of Midland board or commission have one more week to apply for any number of positions.
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014. Forms are located on the City of Midland website or in hard copy form through the City Manager’s Office, 333 W. Ellsworth St.
Boards and commissions advise the City of Midland on issues important to the municipality. Most positions do not require extensive expertise, just a willingness to serve.
Applicants must be city residents. All those who have previously applied for a board or commission vacancy are asked to submit a new application.
Positions that are currently open are included below:
Aviation Advisory Commission: One Pilot Representative position with a term expiring June 30, 2017
The Aviation Advisory Commission advises the City Council on user charges and other aviation costs affecting the use and development of Jack Barstow Municipal Airport, which is the City of Midland's general aviation airport. The commission also advises the City Council on airport development plans including runways, hangars, building construction and other improvements. This commission meets six times each year.
Board of Review: One citizen-at-large position with a term expiring April 30, 2017
The Board of Review meets for the purpose of hearing appeals on the assessed value of property by property owners. Board members are appointed by the City Council, and the board is comprised of three people who are taxpayers to the city and have been residents of the city for not less than three years. The board meets three times a year – once in July, once in December, and a third time for five to ten days in March to hear property tax appeals.
Planning Commission: One citizen-at-large position with a term expiring June 30, 2017
The Planning Commission oversees the City's master plan, conducts public hearings and offers recommendations to the City Council on a wide range of local land use issues including site plans for new developments, zoning law amendments and various land divisions. This commission meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
West Main Street Historic District Commission: One Midland County Historical Society representative position with a term expiring June 30, 2015
This commission makes recommendations to the City Council on the development and administration of guidelines for all work on structures within the West Main Street Historic District. This commission meets quarterly.
Zoning Board of Appeals: One citizen-at-large position with a term expiring June 30, 2015
This board provides for an administrative review, interpretation or exception to the Zoning Ordinance and authorizes variances as defined in the Zoning Ordinance and laws of the State of Michigan. Responsibilities include reviewing, hearing and deciding appeals, granting variances, approving temporary permits and granting special approvals as specified by the Zoning Ordinance.
In May or early June, applicants for all boards and commissions openings mentioned above will be contacted about the possibility of interviewing with Midland City Council.
Call the City Manager’s Office at 989-837-3301 with any questions.