Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088
Phone: (734) 675-6500
City of Trenton residents who are interested in serving on any of the various City Boards and Commissions may obtain an application form through the Mayor's Office or the Commission's Office. The first requirement is to be a resident of Trenton for at least two years. However, if you have not lived in the city for this length of time and are interested in serving, proceed to fill out the form and consideration for appointment will be given at the proper time. If more than one Board or Commission interests you, please feel free to designate as many as you wish.
BUILDING CODE BOARD OF APPEALS (7 Members)
When there is an agenda the regular meetings are scheduled for 7:30 PM in the Commission's Room at City Hall. Duties and functions are to review appeals in which the owner of a building or structure is appealing a decision of the code official who is refusing to grant a modification to the provisions of the building code covering the manner of construction or materials to be used in the erection, alteration or repair of a building or structure, or plumbing system, or mechanical system, or electrical system.
CABLE COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (9 Members)
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month, at, 6:30 PM, in the Commission's Room at City Hall. This Commission makes recommendations to Council concerning franchise agreement, budget, rate changes, service changes, etc. Makes evaluations of the cable system and performs other related activities pertaining to cable service to Trenton and its citizens.
CITY BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION (9 Members)
Meets on the first Thursday of each month at, 7:00 PM, in the Commission's Room at City Hall. The goals are to promote, plan and sponsor a program of general improvement in the appearÂ¬ance of all properties in the City. To investigate, study and recommend plans for improving the general health, sanitation, safety and cleanliness of the City. Participate in/sponsor the following programs: Tree planting for Arbor Day, maintain various city flower beds, present Annual City Beautiful Award to local businesses, luminary sale, annual Christmas ornament sale.
CIVIC COMMISSION (11 members)
Meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 PM, in the Commission's Room, at City Hall. An advisory commission to coordinate and review all requests for civic events occurring within the City, such as the Christmas Parade, Memorial Day Parade, Bi-annual City-Wide Garage Sales, Easter Egg Hunt, City Awards Banquet, and organizational fund raisers.
COMPENSATION COMMISSION (5 members)
Meets as necessary. The day and time will be determined by members. This commission was established for the purpose of reviewing salary adjustments for elected officials, and adjusting fringe benefit levels, in accordance with Ordinance No. 709.
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (11 members)
Meets on the first Wednesday of February, May, September and December at, 7:00 PM, in the Caucus Room, at City Hall. Created by ordinance of the City Council, the DDA is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the Tax Increment Financing and Downtown Development Plan. General responsibilities include the planning and initiation of public improvements within the Downtown District in order to promote economic redevelopment and revitalization of privately owned properties.
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD (7 Members)
Meets the third Wednesday of the month at, 7:00 PM, at City Hall. Only meets when called by the Engineering Department. Duties are to render assistance and advice to City officials and Commissions with regard to a wide range of environmental issues. To grant or reject variances and to act as an appeal board for cases relating to environmental protection.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION (9 Members)
Meets on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00 PM, in the Commission's Room at City Hall. An advisory commission to collect, develop and compile historical data and inforÂ¬mation concerning the origin and development of the Trenton area, as well as over-seeing maintenance, preservation and tours of the Trenton Historical Museum. (Does not meet in August or January)
LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION (5 Members)
Meets on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00 PM, in the Library. An adÂ¬visory commission for the study and review of existing library facilities in the City and for recommending any improvements to the library system.
RECREATION COMMISSION (9 Members)
Meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM, at the Westfield Building. An advisory commission to consider, study and make recommendations relative to a master plan for the development of city-wide recreation programs, the development of city wide recreation programs, the development of parks and recreation programs in the new areas and shall also consider, study and make recommendations for the improvement of existing parks and recreation programs.
PLANNING COMMISSION (9 Members)
Meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 PM, in the Commission's Room at City Hall. Advisory board for making zoning change recommendations to the City's Zoning Ordinance and consider long range planning for the City of Trenton.
TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION (9 Members)
Meets the first Wednesday of the month, (and fourth, if necessary), at 8:00 PM, in the Commission's Room at City Hall. Advisory commission for the review of public traffic safety matters. Usually adjourns for the summer.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS AND ADJUSTMENTS (6 Members, 2 Alternates)
Meets every three weeks, on Thursday, at 7:00 PM, in the Council Chambers. Â¬ Conducts formal Public Hearing of advertised applications for appeal of the City's Zoning Ordinance and votes on final granting or rejection of the zoning variance.
Please note that on occasion a meeting date and time may change.