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City of Belding

120 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, Michigan 48809
Phone: (616) 794-1900
Fax: (616) 794-0091
Emergency: Phone 911

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 6:00pm

Boards and Commissions

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Belding City Council

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Pere Marquette Depot, 100 Depot Street.

Ronald Gunderson, Mayor
Mike Scheid, Mayor Protem
Douglas Feehan, Council Member
Bruce Meyers, Council Member
Brad Miller, Council Member
 

Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

Meets quarterly (February, May, August, November) on the first Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Pere Marquette Depot.  

The Downtown Development Authority is an eight to twelve-person committee appointed by the City Council. The board is involved with the creation and implementation of development plans in the downtown district and with the promotion of economic growth.

Sharon Carlson - expires 6/30/18 - 794-1740
Jason Chrisman - expires 6/30/19 - 616-255-4521
Patty Donovan - expires 5/19/19 - 794-7121
Bruce Feuerstein - expires 6/30/21 - 794-1630
Katherine Henry - expires 6/30/20 - 794-3334
John Niemela - expires 6/30/21 - 517-256-7943
Troy Palmer - expires 6/30/21 - 616-308-6285
Wendy Rode - expires 6/30/18 - 794-2350
Bonita Steele - expires 6/30/19 - 616-894-7069
 

Development Area Citizens Council

Meets as needed.

The Development Area Citizens Council is a nine-person committee appointed by the City Council for a one-year term. The function of the council is to act as an advisory board to the DDA and the City Council in the adoption of the Downtown Development and Tax Increment Financing Plans.

Stuart Forth - 794-7454
Rita Huffman - 794-1155
Eileen McFadden - 794-1302
Joan O'Connor - 794-2322
Tracy Rich - 794-1932
Julie Stout - 794-1263

Zoning Board of Appeals

Meets as needed.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a five-person committee appointed by the City Council with three-year terms. The powers of the board of zoning appeals include: hearing of appeals, granting of temporary uses and buildings, and hearing cases of a change of use from one non-conforming use to another non-conforming use.

Michelle Cooper - expires 2/02/19 - 616-794-3767
Jeremy Cesar - expires 5/2/20 - 616-439-8082
Mike Henry - expires 2/17/18 - 616-894-1198
John Sparks - expires 4/18/20 - 616-855-8858
Bonita Steele - expires 3/21/20 - 616-894-7069

Alternate:
Charles Berthume - expires 2/17/18 - 616-302-8169

Belding Housing Commission

Meets third Thursday of month - 6 p.m.

The Belding Housing Commission is a five-person committee appointed by the City Council for five-year terms. In accordance with the United States Housing Act of 1937, the mission of the Belding Housing Commission is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing and maintain it in good repair for persons who meet eligibility requirements. The role of the Belding Housing Commission board member is to provide leadership, set policy, and ensure the proper administration of the program, through its Executive Director. The commission is responsible to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Annual Contributions Contract, the State of Michigan under Public Act 18, and the City of Belding under the Cooperation Agreement. Commission members must have integrity, be objective, and must devote adequate time and effort at regularly scheduled meetings to review reports on operations. Belding Housing Commission is a Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity agency.

Sandra Boutell - expires 6/30/18 - 794-9912
Arthur Mahar - expires 6/30/20 - 794-3018
James Mason - expires 6/30/22 - 794-3558
Jeff Swanson - expires 6/30/21 - 794-3072
Dorothy Williamson - expires 6/30/19 - 794-0791

Recreation Advisory Board

Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

The Recreation Advisory Board is a five person committee appointed by the City Council with three-year terms. In addition, one student who is a junior in the Belding High School and a resident of the city shall be appointed as a non-voting member. The Board advises the city council and city manager on matters concerning recreation in the city and makes recommendations on the location of sites for parks and recreational areas to the city council. The board also recommends such measures as it deems necessary and proper for the betterment of the city recreation program.

Sharon Carlson - expires 7/5/19 - 794-1740
Ronald Devereaux - expires 12/6/19 - 616-894-1212
Michael Hamp - expires 2/21/20 - 794-0893
John LaClear - expires 12/2/17 - 308-2559
Scott McNeal - expires 12/6/19 - 794-1445

Museum Advisory Board

Barb Fagerlin - expires 6/7/19 - 794-0126
Bruce Feuerstein - expires 8/4/18 - 794-1630
Jane Forth - expires 5/16/20 - 794-7454
Phylllis Jenkins - expires 6/7/19 - 794-1394
Jill Mason - expires 7/7/18 - 794-3558
Jan Mehney - expires 8/4/18 - 761-3374
Angie Terry - expires 5/16/20 - 794-3178

City Planning Commission

Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

The six voting members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the City Council serving three-year terms. The Board adopts a Master Plan for the physical development of the city, reviews the Capital Improvements Plan, recommends zoning changes, approves plats and governs the subdivision of land.

Brad Miller - expires 12/1/20 - 616-516-1333
Jeffrey Ferman - expires 6/20/20 - 616-206-6027
John LaClear - expires 10/6/18 - 616-308-2559
Samuel Mason - expires 6/7/19 - 616-214-0867
John Sparks - expires 12/1/18 - 616-855-8858

Board of Review

Board meets in March, July and December

The Board of Review is a three-person committee appointed by the City Council with a one-year term. The purpose of the Board is to revise and correct assessments and authorize changes, additions or corrections to the assessment roll.

Douglas Lamborne - expires 1/01/18 - 794-3579
David Mierendorf - expires 1/01/18 - 794-5225
 

Construction Board of Appeals

Meets as needed.

The Construction Board of Appeals is a three-person committee appointed by the City Council with four-year terms. The Board hears and decides appeals from the decisions by the City Building Officials in their enforcement of the Building Codes as adopted by the City Council.

Joseph Cooper - expires 7/19/19 - 794-1140
Robert Gasper - expires 9/06/19 - 794-3375
David Mierendorf - expires 10/6/18 - 616-204-2340

Library Board

Meets 4th Monday of month - 5:00 p.m.

The Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library shall be administered by a library board which consists of five directors which are appointed by the City Council with five-year terms. The Board has the duty to control and govern the library premises, and for that purpose it may make or adopt such bylaws, rules or regulations for the government of the library as may be expedient and consistent with the Charter of the city and the general law of the state.

Robert Ware - expires 12/31/17 - 616-794-0445
Carla Gunderson - expires 12/31/18 - 794-3268
Neil Pettifor - expires 12/31/18 - 616-761-2226
Kathleen Lehman - expires 12/31/21 - 616-490-2088
Annette Visser - expires 12/31/20 - 616-581-1899
 

Personnel Board

Meets as needed.

The Personnel Board is a five-person committee appointed by the City Council serving five-year terms. The Board advises the City Manager and City Council on matters of compensation for City Council, changes to the Personnel Policy, and hears personnel grievances at the request of the City Manager.

Historic District Commission

Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Rita Huffman - expires 9/14/18 - 616-794-1155
Douglas Lamborne - expires 9/14/18 - 616-581-7477
Jill Mason - expires 9/05/20 - 616-794-3558
Sam Mason - expires 9/14/17 - 616-214-0867
Brad Miller - expires 9/14/18 - 616-813-1466
Chris Breimayer - expires 10/4/19 - 616-794-7402
 

Property Maintenance Code Board of Appeals

Meets as needed.

The Property Maintenance Code Board of Appeals is a three person committee appointed by the City Council with three-year terms. The Board hears and decides appeals from the decisions by the City Officials in their enforcement of the Property Maintenance Code as adopted by the City Council.

Joseph Cooper - expires 7/19/19 - 794-1140
Robert Gasper - expires 9/6/19 - 794-3375
David Mierendorf - expires 10/21/17 - 794-5225
Alternate, Ken Krueger - expires 10/6/18 - 616-460-1275

Tax Increment Finance Authority Board (TIFA)

Meets as needed.

The Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) is a seven-person committee appointed by the City council with four-year terms. The TIFA engages in long-range planning for the TIFA development area which will increase the economic viability of these areas. The TIFA Board also serves as the Local Development Finance Authority Board (LDFA) and the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board.

The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was established by City Council in 1998. It encourages redevelopment of environmentally contaminated property by providing financial incentives for both the cleanup and redevelopment.

Mike Coykendall - 794-9578
Ken Krueger - 794-1335
Thomas O'Connor - 794-2322
Gary Steere - 794-0039

City of Belding

120 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, Michigan 48809
Phone: (616) 794-1900
Fax: (616) 794-0091
Emergency: Phone 911

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 6:00pm