|Board of Appeals|
|Chairperson||M. Kelly Martin||2026|
The Village Council is the Zoning of Board Appeals which consists of 5 members. Meetings are called as needed. The Zoning Board of Appeals has the power to vary or modify any ordinance provision whenever there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships imposed on a property owner.
|Vice Chair||Kelly Martin||2024|
|PC Member||Don Lamb||2023|
|PC Member||Tom Bates||2023|
|PC Member||Laura Lyons||2025|
|PC Member||Betty Kennedy||2024|
Planning Commission Members (appointed by Council)
There are seven members appointed by council to three year terms. All Planning Commission recommendations must be approved by Council. One of the major duties is the development of the Village's Master Plan. They oversee site plan reviews, Special Approvals, Division Splits and Zoning issues. All meetings are held at 6 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Village Hall, 4018 Huron Street.
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DDA)
VILLAGE OF NORTH BRANCH
This application form serves all boards and commissions. All applicants must be residents of the village except for members of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Applicants to the DDA must live within the village or have an interest in a business or property located within the DDA district.
Application for appointment to: ____________________________________
Name of Board/Commission
Home Phone: _____________________Cell Phone: ____________________
Home Address: _________________________________________________
Email Address: _________________________________________________
Business Address: _______________________________________________
Brief Resume of education and experience____________________________
Are you a registered voter? ___Yes___No
Are you a resident of the Village? ___Yes___No
Do you own property in the Village? ___Yes___No
Do you hold a Public Office___Yes___No?
Are you employed by the Village___Yes___No?
At present do you serve on a board or committee of the Village, Township or County? ___Yes___No
If yes, name: ___________________________________________________
Committee or Boards you have served on in the past: ___________________
Why do you believe you are qualified to serve on this board/committee? ________________________________________________
Supplemental Information: Please review the attached “Boards and Commissions Application Attachment” for the desired qualifications for each board and commission. Check the appropriate box or boxes to indicate whether you have experience or professional credentials that may be needed to fill a specific seat.
Some boards and commissions are a mix of citizens with certain qualifications and others are citizens representing the general public. Even if you do not have any of the experience or professional background listed below, the community urges you to apply for consideration. The community needs citizens with diverse backgrounds on it boards and commissions.
Downtown Development Authority:
The DDA is tasked with developing and implementing the downtown development plan to maintain and grow the vibrancy of the downtown district. The board consists of nine (9) members and meets on the 3rd Thursday of every other month at 6pm. A minimum of 50% of the members must consist of commissioners that own or manage commercial property in the downtown and one member who lives within the DDA district. Please check below if you have experience in:
___Land Use Planning
___Real Estate Development
The Planning Commission is charged with reviewing site plans for compliance with the village’s master plan and zoning ordinance. The commission is also charged with reviewing and updating the master plan. Meetings are held at 6 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Members of this seven (7) seat commission shall consist of residents representing different professions and occupations. Interest or training in land use related issues are beneficial. Please check below if you have experience in:
____ Land Use Planning
Important Public Records Information: All information submitted in this application is public information and subject to disclosure in response to a public records request made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the clerk at 810.688.2620 if you have any questions or concerns about the disclosure of specific information.
Truth and Accuracy: I certify that the information contained on this form is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that all information disclosed on this form will be available to the public as part of a Freedom of Information Act request.