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Posted on: August 9, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Open Positions on Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals

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August 9, 2018 – Looking to make a difference in the Midland community? The City of Midland invites you to apply for open positions on the City’s Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.

To complete an application, visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/boardscommissions and select the appropriate board or commission. Paper applications are available from the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, 333 W. Ellsworth St. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 30.

Applicants must be City of Midland residents. No previous experience or professional experience is required to serve; however, applicants must be able to attend the scheduled meetings. Any applicants who have previously applied for a board or commission vacancy are asked to submit a new application.

Please see below for a description of each board or commission’s responsibilities.

Planning Commission

  • One citizen-at-large position with a term expiring June 30, 2019

The Planning Commission is responsible for overseeing the City's master plan, conducting public hearings, and offering 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 on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.mAccess a digital application online at http://bit.ly/plancom2018.

Zoning Board of Appeals

  • One citizen-at-large regular position with a term expiring June 30, 2018
  • One citizen-at-large alternate position with a term expiring June 30, 2020 (Alternate members of the ZBA serve as needed when regular members are unable to attend.)

The Zoning Board of Appeals provides 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. The ZBA meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.mAccess a digital application online at http://bit.ly/zba2018.

For questions or more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 989-837-3301.

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