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Boards / Commissions

    All appointed City of Plymouth boards and commissions are volunteer based.  Citizens who wish to serve are invited to complete an online application submitted to the City Clerk or mail an application to:
Plymouth City Clerk
201 S. Main St.
Plymouth, MI 48170.  

You may also submit your application via email to   or fax at 734-455-1892.

Meeting Schedule

Below is a listing of the various boards and commissions that operate in the City of Plymouth. 
Board / Commission  Meeting Date & Time  Meeting Location

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

As needed City Hall
201 S. Main

Cemetery Board of Trustees

Fourth Monday in May, annually.
Additional meetings as needed.
Riverside Cemetery
680 Plymouth Rd.

City Commission

7:00 pm
First and third Monday of every month

City Hall
201 S. Main

Downtown Development Authority

7:00 pm
Second Monday of every month

City Hall
201 S. Main

Historic District

7:00 pm
First Wednesday of every month

City Hall
201 S. Main

Housing Commission

Quarterly City Hall
201 S. Main

Local Liquor Review Committee

As needed City Hall
201 S. Main

Planning Commission

7:00 pm
Second Wednesday of every month
City Hall
201 S. Main

Zoning Board of Appeals

7:00 pm
First Thursday of every month
City Hall
201 S. Main

City of Plymouth
Strategic Plan 2017 - 2022


On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the City of Plymouth Mayor, City Commission, city manager and department heads met to discuss the future of the City.  The discussion began with identifying mutual expectations of the manager, mayor, commission members and department heads and steps to continue to have a strong working team.  The discussion continued with developing a shared vision of the City’s future with major strategic goals and key objectives.  The following reflects the main points of their deliberations and decisions.

A Vision Tour

By 2022, visitors to the City of Plymouth will see the following:

  • Vibrant/active downtown
  • Increased and diverse experiences
  • Quality of life through continuing, improving partnerships
  • Collaboration – neighboring towns, school districts, private sector
  • Improving delivery of services through technology
  • Continuous infra-structure improvement
  • Parking/transportation
  • Stable financial picture
  • Flexible public safety model: police, fire, EMS
  • Serious financial issues – legacy and revenues
  • Population flat
  • Development
    • Community
      • Kellogg Park
      • Parking:  Expand and/or replace/repair deck
      • PARC – permanency, taxes
    • Private
      • Saxton's mixed use
      • North Main/Old Village
      • Mill Street/Bathey
  • Staffing
    • Large turnover
    • Service delivery model
    • Privatization
    • Regionalization
    • Merger of operations with other city or municipality
    • Combined staff - shared services opportunities
    • Succession planning
  • Neighborhoods
    • Tear downs will continue
    • Data recovery/maintenance - improve data collection methods/processes
    • Website update
  • Infrastructure
  • Projects
    • PARC prominence
    • One Plymouth community
    • Saxton’s Development
    • Plan in place for new central parking deck
    • Strong school district
    • Affordable housing
    • Keeping downtown vibrant (adaptation)
    • Succession planning
    • Combined staff resources

City of Plymouth 2017-2022 Strategic Plan

Including 2018-19 Tasks

With Key Objectives
Neighborhoods Supported, Parks/Recreation Collaboration, Communication

(Multi Platform), Cleanliness, Events-Continue to Host

ONE YEAR TASKS: 2018-19    

  • Increase the amount of information available, including top-ten FAQs by department, and keep it consistent across all websites and platforms
    • Continue management of construction sites to include pre-construction meetings and site visits
    • Repair Kellogg Park Fountain in 2018, and determine future plan for 2019 and beyond
    • Develop parking vision and plan to move forward
    • Define relationship with PARC
    • Continue pursuing partnership opportunities in recreation – Recreation Master Plan
    • Perform schools, facility and event security review
  • Define Plymouth as a lifelong community using recreation master plan, zoning and new City master Plan as guiding documents for future decision making
    • Advance multi-modal inter-connectivity between City and Township
    • Conduct a professional survey of City residents related to quality of life topics

GOAL II - FINANCIAL STABILITY WITH KEY OBJECTIVES                                                  
Balanced Budgets, Revenue Issues, Partnerships, Legacy Costs, Contract for Services - HVA Mechanics, Marketing What We Do Well

ONE YEAR TASKS: 2018-19    

  • Continue to support MML efforts to coordinate state initiatives related to revenue sharing
    • Explore internal and external potential for supplemental funding of legacy costs
    • Develop a plan for capital improvement funding projects and purchases
    • Explore/enhance investment planning opportunities

GOAL III  - ECONOMIC VITALITY WITH KEY OBJECTIVES                                                            
Vibrant Downtown, Active-Brand, Community Development, Business Friendly/Mix, Master Plan    


ONE YEAR TASKS: 2018-19  

  • Reach decision on Saxton’s development and determine feasibility of paving dirt portion of Saxton’s parking lot
  • Offer training specific to HDC, Zoning and Planning
  • Continue to schedule quarterly Mayor and Chairs meetings
  • Continue to foster relationships with developers and business owners
  • Continue Redevelopment Ready Community status with MEDC

Staffing, Public Safety Flexibility: Police & Fire, Website Design and Data Management, Continuous Infrastructure Improvement


ONE YEAR TASKS: 2018-19       

  • Continue developing succession plan for staff and boards and commissions
  • Reach administrative recommendation on current Emergency Services delivery model and possible joint, four    jurisdictional dispatch and lockup
    • Implement infrastructure asset management plan
  • Complete a study of infrastructure in the DDA including electricity, plumbing, water, sidewalks and trees
    • Develop a “Government 101” brochure
    • Develop a plan for capital improvement issues
    • Draft agreement on sanitary sewer with WTUA