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Delhi Township Boards and Commissions

Aside from elected Boards, other board members are appointed by the Township Supervisor and approved by the Township Board.  There are other Ad-hoc committees, and special commissions that are created from time to time with citizen members.  Delhi residents interested in serving on any of the appointed Boards and Commissions are encouraged to fill out an application Return the completed application to the address listed, attention to the Supervisor's/Manager's Department.  Click here for an application.* 

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Township Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing Body of the Township.  The Township Board adopts Township policies and ordinances, approves the budget, expenditures over $10,000, hiring of certain staff, and gives direction to the Township Manager.  Township Board members are elected to four year terms at the time of the Presidential Election.   The Board consists of four Trustees, The Township Supervisor, Township Clerk and Township Treasurer.

The Delhi Township Board of Trustees meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Community Services Center Board RoomThe Committee of the Whole meetings start at 6:00 p.m. and the Board of Trustees meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Click here for meeting agendas and minutes.

The public has an opportunity to speak at every meeting. Click here to read the procedure for addressing the board of trustees at meetings.

Township Board of Trustees Members:

John Hayhoe - Supervisor

Evan Hope, CMC - Clerk

Roy Sweet - Treasurer

Pat Brown - Trustee

Stuart Goodrich - Trustee

Tom Lenard - Trustee

DiAnne Warfield - Trustee

(Township Manager - John Elsinga)

 

Park Commission

The Park Commission oversees the activity of the Parks and Recreation Department, which offers year-round services to area residents with seven parks and numerous recreational activities including senior citizen programs.  Park Commissioners are elected to four year terms at the time of the Presidential Election. The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Services Center Board Room.

Township Park Commissioners:

Dennis Fulk (Chair)

Paul Dykema

Phillip Knapman

Susan Lierman

John Mulvaney

Jane Wallin

Steve Warfield

 

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is responsible for the Comprehensive Development Master Plan, and Township Zoning Ordinance.  The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Township Board on zoning cases, special use permits, etc.  Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the Township Supervisor and approved by the Township Board.  One Township Trustee also serves on the Planning Commission as a liaison to the Township Board.

The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Services Center Board Room, 2074 Aurelius Road.  Click here for Planning Commission meeting agendas and minutes.

Township Planning Commissioners:

Kimberly Berry-Smokoski

Rita Craig

Michael Goodall

Tom Lenard (Twp Board Liaison)

Donald Leaf

Matthew Lincoln

Ken O'Hara (Secretary)

Tonia Olson

Elizabeth Zietlow (Chair)

 

Downtown Development Authority Board (DDA)

The DDA oversees the activity of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). The DDA promotes economic growth through business promotion/retention programs and works to halt the deterioration of property values within the central business district.  Members are appointed by the Supervisor and approved by the Township Board.

DDA Board Members:

Harry Ammon

Kimberlyn Cosgrove

Hugh (Tim) Fauser

Brian Houser

John Hayhoe (Twp. Supervisor)

David Leighton

Steven L. Marvin

Nanette Miller

Tonia Olson

 

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

The Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, 1996 PA 381, as amended (Act 381), established a method to finance environmental response activities at contaminated properties. It allowed municipalities to develop and implement brownfield redevelopment financing plans to capture local and school property taxes from a contaminated property to cover the costs associated with conducting environmental response activities on that property.  The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board oversees such activity and meets "as needed" when requests are made regarding qualified properties.  The Members of the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority are the same as the Downtown Development Authority Board. Members are appointed by the Supervisor and approved by the Township Board.

 

Board of Review

The Township Board of Review meets with the assessor on the Tuesday after the first Monday in March for the organizational meeting and to review the tentative assessment role.  Then a schedule is set for the Board of Review to hear appeals from property owners regarding the assessments on their properties.  After the board of review has considered all the appeals, it votes to approve or deny the assessed values or tentative taxable values.  Members are appointed by the Supervisor and approved by the Township Board.

Board of Review Members:

Maury Mahieu, Member

John Craig, Member

Jane Wallin, Member

John Drolett, Alternate Member

 

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals hears and decides any appeals of the zoning administrator's decision concerning project development and site plans relative to the zoning ordinance.  One member of the Zoning Board of Appeals must be a member of the of the Planning Commission.  One member may be a member of the Township Board.  Members are appointed by the Supervisor and approved by the Township Board.

Zoning Board of Appeals Members:

Michael Goodall (Planning Commission Member)

Paul Rankin

Leslie Turner

Patrick Brown

 

 

Building Board of Appeals

The Building Board of Appeals hears any appeals from the enforcing agency of the building code and renders a decision. The board may grant variances from the code which, if strictly applied, would result in exceptional practical difficulty to the applicant. It may also attach a condition to any variance granted it believes necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.  All members must be qualified by experience or training in the building trades.  The Building Board of Appeals meets "as needed". Members are appointed by the Supervisor and approved by the Township Board.

Building Board of Appeals Members:

Cal Baxter

Gary Brydges

Michael Goodall

Greg Smith

 

Fire Code Board of Appeals

The Fire Code Board of Appeals hears any appeals from the enforcing agency of the fire code and renders a decision.  The Fire Code Board of Appeals meets "as needed".  Members are appointed by the Supervisor and approved by the Township Board.

Fire Code Board of Appeals Members:

Cal Baxter

Gary Brydges

Michael Goodall

Greg Smith

 

Housing Advisory & Appeals Board

The Housing Advisory & Appeals Board  hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the code official relative to the application and interpretations of the Property Maintenance Code of Delhi Township. All members must be qualified by experience or training in the building trades.  The Housing Advisory & Appeals Board meets "as needed".  Members are appointed by the Supervisor and approved by the Township Board.

Housing Advisory & Appeals Board Members:

Cal Baxter

Gary Brydges

Michael Goodall

Greg Smith

 

Sewer Board of Appeals

The Sewer Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made relative to the classification of REU factors, and other sewer regulations.  The Sewer Board of Appeals meets "as needed".  Members are appointed by the Supervisor and approved by the Township Board.

Sewer Board of Appeals Members:

Fred Bareis

Stanley Ehnis

Nanette Miller

 

Delhi residents interested in serving on any of the appointed Boards and Commissions are encouraged to fill out an application Return the completed application to the address listed, attention to the Supervisor's/Manager's Department.  Click here for an application.*  (*PDF Format Adobe Acrobat-Reader Required)

This page was updated January 26, 2017