Board of Appeals
 Position  Name  Term
 Chairperson  M. Kelly Martin  2026
 Member  Nichole Guerra  2024
 Member  Richard Evans  2026
 Member  Matt Hohman  2024
 Member  Leonard Cowles  2026
Board of Appeals Members $30.00 per meeting
Board of Zoning Appeals:

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.

Planning Commission   
 Position  Name  Term
 Chairperson  Dan Kohler  2024
 Vice Chair  Kelly Martin  2024
 Secretary   Gayle Coulter  2025
 PC Member  Don Lamb  2026
 PC Member  Tom Bates  2026
 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.
Planning Commission members $40.00 per meeting


 Chairman Kelly Martin                         DDA meets every other month at 5:30 p.m.
 Treasurer/Sec Jill Bahrke                      at the Village Hall. 
 Andy VanBergen                                         See the calendar for the dates.                          
 Barb Deming                                           Contact Chair M. Kelly Martin for information or
 Dan Czaczkowski                                    questions about the DDA at 810.730.2275
 Tom Bates                                                Please call to confirm meetings 810.688.2620
 Cliff Cameron
 Cody Bonner



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

 Name: ________________________________________________________


Home Phone: _____________________Cell Phone: ____________________


Home Address: _________________________________________________


Email Address: _________________________________________________


Business: ______________________________________________________


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? ________________________________________________



_______________________________                     _____________________

Signature                                                                    Date

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:

___Architecture/Landscape Architecture

___Building Construction

___Civil Engineering

___Land Use Planning

___Real Estate Development

Planning Commission:

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:


 ____Building Construction/Engineering

____ Land Use Planning

____Real Estate/Development/Law

 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.