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Please note you must be a resident of the City of Sterling Heights for at least 1 year prior to appointment and a registered voter at time of appointment and remain as such during term of office.
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All boards and commissions are created by City Charter, Ordinance, or Resolution. Please note you must be a resident of the City of Sterling Heights for at least 1 year prior to appointment and a registered voter at time of appointment and remain as such during term of office. Some boards have other requirements or qualifications which are listed under each board.
Please choose your top 5 boards or commissions for which you would like to serve in order of preference. If you are not interested in a board or commission, select "N/A" in the dropdown.
Meets 1st Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Recommends and plans for development of arts and cultural programs.
Please explain why you are interested in this particular board or commission. Also explain what skills and background you have that are relevant to this board or commission.
Meets 1st Monday of every month at 6 p.m. Promotes public interest in the improvement of the appearance of the City.
Meets 2nd Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Each member shall be a licensed professional engineer or architect, or builder or superintendent of building construction, with at least 10 years experience; 5 years of which said person shall have been in responsible charge of work. At no time shall there be more than 2 members of the board selected from the same profession or business. In addition, at least one of the professional engineers shall be a licensed structural or civil engineer with architectural engineering experience.
Meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Considers appeals and requests for variance and modification of City ordinances.
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. Considers appeals and requests for variance and modification of City ordinances.
Meets on the 3rd Monday in March in each year and must continue meeting until their work is completed. Therefore, members must be available during the month of March as needed from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. to hear all persons wishing to review their assessments. Considers appeals for revising and correcting assessments. Each member of the board shall be an owner of property assessed for taxation with the City of Sterling Heights.
Meets as required. Considers projects where there is public interest in the location and expansion of industrial and commercial enterprises. These are 2 separate boards, however, members sit on both boards. No more than 3 members of this board may be City employees or officers.
Meets as required, generally weekday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Authority for the purpose of constructing and maintaining public buildings.
Meets as required, principally between October 1 and February 28. Makes recommendations to the City Council concerning the disbursement of Community Development Block Grant funds.
Meets as required, weekday evenings at 7 p.m. Sets requirements and testing standards for the hiring of firefighters and police officers. Each member shall be an elector of Macomb County for at least 3 years prior to appointment; a member shall not hold any additional City office or employment, nor may they serve on any political committee or campaign.
Meets as required. Represents the public interest in improvement of personnel administration in the City. A member shall not hold any additional City office or City employment, not may they serve on any municipal political committee or campaign.
This board meets monthly and coordinates the improvement and redevelopment of the designated commercial corridor through the use of tax increment financing. Need not be a Sterling Heights resident to be a member of this Authority, if you have a business/ownership interest located in the district.
Meets in odd numbered years. Establishes the salaries of elected local officials. Cannot be a member or employee of the legislative, judicial, or executive branch of any level of government or members of the immediate family of a member or employee.
Meets prior to each election and on election day. Administers all elections. Cannot be an elective or appointed official of the City of Sterling Heights.
Meets 1st Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Devises programs to promote cultural diversity and understanding.
Meets quarterly on the 1stThursday of the month at 7 p.m. Promotes public interest in the history of the City. Each member must be a registered voter of the City of Sterling Heights for 2 years prior to appointment.
Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Oversees senior and low income municipally owned housing facilities.
Meets every other month at 5:30 p.m. on a designated Monday. Advises the City Council and City Manager in matters of administration with regard to development and operation of the library.
Assists in the redevelopment and development of industrial property. The LDFA also oversees the Sterling Heights SmartZone/Incubator. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Meets 3rd Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. Oversees the pension system for general employees of the city (excludes police officers and firefighters).
Meets last Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. and 2nd Monday, quarterly at 6 p.m. Oversees pension system for police officers and firefighters.
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Among many other duties stipulated by law, conducts site plan reviews of development and conducts public hearings and makes recommendations to City Council regarding requests from property owners to rezone land. Each new member of this board must attend at least 1 training session, seminar, workshop or conference within 1 year of appointment.
Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m. Makes recommendations regarding the City's solid waste disposal activities.
Meets at least 6 times per year. To advise and make recommendations to the City Council and City Manager on the City’s long-range goals, policies, and programs on all matters pertaining to sustainability.
Meets 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. as needed. Makes recommendations regarding street and transportation issues.
Meets as needed. Makes recommendations to City Council regarding regulation and programming for cable television. Cannot be an employee or person with an ownership interest in a cable television franchise granted by the City.
The Water System Advisory Council was established in accordance with the MDEQ administrative rules to develop plans for continuing public awareness about lead in drinking water, advise on the replacement of private lead service lines, and collaborate with community groups in educating the public about lead in drinking water.
Meets the second Tuesday of every month. Serve to promote youth involvement in local government. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a Sterling Heights resident, 14-18 years of age.
Meets on the 4th Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Among other duties stipulated by law, hears appeals of zoning ordinance interpretation and considers requests for variances to the zoning ordinance. Each new member of this board must attend at least 1 training session, seminar, workshop or conference within 1 year of appointment.
When appointed to a Board or Commission, you will be required to sign the following Code of Conduct upon Oath of Office:
When appointed to a Board and/or Commission of the City of Sterling Heights, I will perform the duties of the office to the best of my ability and in accordance with the city's policies and procedures and Charter of the City of Sterling Heights.
I will do my best to inform myself on matters of concern to the City of Sterling Heights and my special board activities. I will try to attend all board meetings and to give careful consideration to the business of the board.
As a member of a board and/or commission of the City of Sterling Heights, I will disclose to the board any conflict of interest I may have on matters before it.
I will hold in confidence information obtained in my role as a board member and will use such information exclusively for city purposes. I will not take advantage of my office in my contacts with representatives of the public or private sector, with other associations or with the city staff.
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