Thursday, May 5, 2022

City seeking volunteers for boards, commissions

Volunteers willing to serve on several Northville city commissions are being sought by city officials. 

Applications from qualified volunteers interested in being considered to serve on the Beautification Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Northville Youth Network, and Planning Commission are being accepted. The application is available on the city website. To be considered, applications must be submitted by May 13.   

Following the deadline for applications, the city clerk will contact applicants to schedule interviews with the Board and Commission Selection Committee, comprising Mayor Brian Turnbull and Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Moroski-Browne. All applications will be kept on file for future consideration. 

Among those seeking volunteer members are The Beautification Commission which is involved in various beautification projects throughout the city. Generally, meetings take place the first Monday of the month at 8:30 a.m., March through October. Applicants must reside within a 5-mile radius of Northville City Hall or have business interests in the City of Northville. More information is available on the city website.  

The city is also seeking members for the Board of Zoning Appeals which carries out the provisions in Article 25 of the City of Northville Zoning Ordinance, and also considers other matters that the BZA is called upon to act under law or other ordinances. The board meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at city hall. Applicants must be registered to vote in the City of Northville. More information is available on the city website.  

Members are also sought for the Northville Youth Network Commission whose members act as an advisory board to the Northville Youth Network (NYN) programs and services, serve as a liaison between the community and the NYN program, and  advocate for youth and families to governmental bodies in the city and township.  Meetings take place at 8 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. This is a city resident position. Applicants must be a resident of the City of Northville (at least two years), a registered voter in the city, and have demonstrated tangible evidence of their interest in Northville youth.                          

Volunteers are also sought for the Planning Commission whose mission includes development of the master plan and updates, the review and approval of site plan developments and special land use requests, a review of all rezoning requests, and review and recommendation of changes to the Zoning Ordinance. Planning commission recommendations on certain decisions are then made to city council. Meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Applicants must be a registered voter in the city of Northville. Information is available on the city website or by contacting City Manager Patrick Sullivan.