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Posted on: May 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Available Positions on City Boards & Commissions

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May 18, 2022 – Looking to make a difference in the Midland community? The City of Midland invites residents to apply for positions on one of the City’s boards and commissions.

 Please see below for a description of positions with current or potential vacancies and each board or commission’s responsibilities.

 Cable Access Advisory Commission

  • One MCTV access user position with a term expiring June 30, 2023
    • Applicants must be a current MCTV access user

 The Cable Access Advisory Commission advises the City Council regarding general policy matters related to the services provided to public access producers and viewers through MCTV. The commission is also responsible for encouraging the use of public access channels and gaining public input. This commission meets quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Terms last three years. 

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Dial-A-Ride Advisory Commission

  • One senior representative position with a term expiring June 30, 2022
    • Applicants must be aged 65 and over

The Dial-A-Ride Advisory Commission assists the City Council in addressing the full range of public transportation issues including fare policies and structures, services and programs to meet the needs of all disabled persons and persons 65 years of age or older and other relevant ordinances, rules and administrative requirements. Terms last three years.

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Local Officers Compensation Commission

  • One citizen-at-large position with a term expiring June 30, 2027
  • One citizen-at-large position with a term expiring June 30, 2029
    • Applicants must be registered voters in the City of Midland  

The Local Officers Compensation Commission helps determine the salaries of Midland’s mayor and Midland City Council members.  The term for this commission’s members is seven years, but members only meet every other year. Terms last seven years. 

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 Zoning Board of Appeals

  • One citizen-at-large position with a term to begin July 1, 2022 and expire June 30, 2025 

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 Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.mThe available citizen-at-large alternate position serves as needed when regular members are unable to attend a ZBA meeting. Terms last three years. 

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Applicants may submitted their completed applications by email to; by mail to City Hall, Attention: City Manager’s Office, 333 W. Ellsworth Street, Midland, MI 48640; or by placing the application inside an envelope and putting it into the secure drop box located inside the front doors of City Hall. Applications will be accepted continuously until all positions are filled with first consideration given to applicants who apply by May 31, 2022. 

Applicants must be City of Midland residents unless otherwise noted. 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. 

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

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