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Posted on Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 12:51 p.m.

Dexter Township seeks interested residents for various boards and committees

By Lisa Allmendinger

The Dexter Township Board is looking for interested township residents to fill a number of board appointments.

Here’s a list of openings. Planning Commission: There are two openings on the commission for terms ending Dec. 31, 2014. The Planning Commission is responsible for making and adopting a basic plan to be used as a guide for the development of the township and for the evaluation and approval or denial of site plans for development in the township, and meets twice monthly on Tuesday evenings.

Planning Commission membership includes “representation of all interests in the township including agriculture, business, residential, lakes residential, recreation, etc.,” according to Pat Kelly, township supervisor.

Zoning Board of Appeals: There are two full-time appointments and one alternate appointment, all for three year terms ending December 31, 2014. The Zoning Board of Appeals members hear and decide a variety of questions that arise in the administration of the zoning ordinance, including interpretation of the zoning text and maps, appeals of zoning decisions and variance requests. The Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are held once per month on Tuesday evenings. Multi-Lakes Water and Sewer Authority Board: The board will appoint four representatives and three alternate representatives for four-year terms ending Dec. 31, 2015, Kelly said. Applications from any township resident may be considered, but preference will be given to residents of the Multi-Lakes sewer service area. The board meets about once a month.

Public Safety Advisory Committee: Nine full-time appointments will be made for two year terms ending Dec. 31, 2013. The committee provides an assessment of the overall structure, service levels and funding requirements for fire, police and emergency medical services to Dexter Township and provides recommendations to the board to support and promote the delivery of high quality, cost effective public safety services. To the extent possible, members will be representative of the major population centers and geographic areas within the township, Supervisor Pat Kelly said. In addition, it is preferable that at least two members have professional experience in fire protection services and police services, provided their current employer does not provide service to Dexter Township. The committee meets about once a month. Huron River Watershed Council: One full-time and one alternate representative is sought for the watershed council. They will be appointed for three year terms ending Dec. 31, 2014. This is a council of the local governmental units that have jurisdiction over property in the watershed. Representatives to the council develop and approve policy and meet quarterly.

Residents interested in applying for any of the expiring or open appointments should send a letter of interest and resume via regular mail to Harley Rider, township clerk, 6880 Dexter-Pinckney Road, Dexter, 48130, or by email to, or by fax to Harley Rider at 734-426-3833 no later than Dec. 2 before 4:30 p.m. Resumes and letters received after Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. will be kept on file for future consideration.

Interested residents may call Kelly at 734-426-3767 with questions or for additional information. Email inquiries may be sent to

The Township Board expects to make appointments to boards, commissions and committees at its Dec. 20 board meeting at 7 p.m. at the Township Hall, 6880 Dexter-Pinckney Road.

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