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Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI  49306-9609

Phone: 616-364-8466
Fax: 616-364-6537

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

Are you interested in serving on one of Plainfield Township’s boards, committees or commissions? The Plainfield Township Board of Trustees is always searching for citizens who are interested in serving on Township boards, committees and commissions. Commitments are typically for three years.
 Click here for a description of each committee, listed in alphabetical order. Click here for an application if you are interested in serving on a specific committee.


TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES  

The governing Board of Trustees conducts policy and legislative functions of the township government. The seven-member Board consists of the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and four Trustees. The Board is responsible for, among other things, passing ordinances, adopting the annual budget, appointing other boards and committees, and hiring the Township Superintendent. All members are elected to four-year terms occurring at the general November election in the presidential election years. The Board members are elected at large on a partisan basis. Elected officers of the Township must be qualified electors, but property ownership is not required.

You can access the archive of Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes here

NAME    
Supervisor
Clerk
Treasurer
Trustee
Trustee
Trustee
Trustee
Cameron Van Wyngarden Superintendent
Board meets the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m.
 
PLANNING COMMISSION  

You can access the archive of Planning Commission meeting Agendas and Minutes here.

NAME   TERM EXPIRES
Bottema, Cathy (1) 12/31/2018
Charles Jylha (3) 12/31/2018
Kerwin Keen (1) 12/31/2017
Marie Kessler (3) 12/31/2017
Karl Koster (2) 12/31/2016
David Ridout (3) 12/31/2016
Victor Matthews Board Representative indefinite
William Fischer Comm. Dev. Director indefinite
Term of office 3 years. Planning Commission meets the 4th Tuesday of month @ 7:00 p.m. Parenthesis denotes term.
 
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS  
NAME   TERM EXPIRES
Ben Greene (1) 12/31/2017
Ray Holland (1) 12/31/2017
David Ridout PC Representative
John Walsh (1) 12/31/2016
Art Spalding Alternate 12/31/2016
Ken Chester (1) Alternate 12/31/2017
Dale Pomeroy Board Representative indefinite
Peter Elam Staff Planner indefinite
Term of office 3 years.  Board of Appeals meets the 3rd Tuesday of month @ 7:00 p.m.  Parenthesis denotes term.
 
BOARD OF REVIEW  
NAME   TERM EXPIRES
David W. Deverman 12/31/2016
Tim Dyer 12/31/2016
David L. Cobb 12/31/2016
Term of office 2 years. Swear-in within 10 days of appointment.
 
CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS  
NAME TERM EXPIRES
Russell Borst 12/31/2016
Bryan Hull 12/31/2016
Thomas Schichtel 12/31/2015
Term of office 2 years.
 
CEMETERY ADVISORY COMMITTEE  
NAME TERM EXPIRES
Steven Ayres 12/31/2017
Brenda Carson Chair 12/31/2015
Fran Roberts 12/31/2016
Eileen Schmuker 12/31/2015
Arthur Spalding 12/31/2016
 
COMSTOCK PARK DDA  
NAME   TERM EXPIRES
Michael Bass 7/31/2016
Ethan Ebenstein 12/31/2018
Rick Ericksen 7/31/2016
Richard Frey 12/31/2018
Bob Homan 12/31/2018
Jim Jarecki 7/31/2016
Nick Purwin 12/31/2018
Janis Vander Kooy 12/31/2018
Jay Spencer Board Representative indefinite
Cameron VanWyngarden Ex-Officio Member indefinite
Term of Office 4 years. Officers - (2 Yr Term) Board meetings the 3rd Wednesday of month, 8:00 a.m.
 
HISTORICAL PRESERVATION  
NAME TERM EXPIRES
Leona Kroes-Benson 12/31/2017
LeRoy Benson 12/31/2017
Donna Briggs 12/31/2017
Louann Briggs Larsen 12/31/2016
Suzanne Carpenter 12/31/2016
Frank Hoekstra 12/31/2016
Sue Irvine 12/31/2017
Judy McNally 12/31/2016
Eileen Schmuker 12/31/2016
Dave Steiner 12/31/2016
Sharon Wells 12/31/2017
David Grant Board Representative indefinite
Term of Office 3 years.
 
PARKS & RECREATION  
NAME TERM EXPIRES
David Briggs 12/31/2017
Dale Hecksel 12/31/2016
Dave Heyboer 12/31/2017
Kyle Jenkins 12/31/2018
David Meyerholtz 12/31/2016
Scott Ten Cate 12/31/2016
Sally Wesorick 12/31/2017
Thomas Wiarda 12/31/2018
Dale Pomeroy Board Representative indefinite
 
PLAINFIELD AVE. CORRIDOR IMP. AUTHORITY  
NAME TERM EXPIRES
Lisa Cummings 12/31/2018
Joel Dykema 12/31/2015
Cheryl Scales 12/31/2016
Ken Chester 12/31/2016
Steve Van Vliet 12/31/2014
Jay Spencer Board Representative indefinite
Cameron VanWyngarden Alternate indefinite
 
PUBLIC SAFETY  
NAME TERM EXPIRES
Catherine Bottema 12/31/2018
James Carr 12/31/2017
Tom Coleman 12/31/2016
Tom Hendershot 12/31/2018
Robert Homan 12/31/2017
Dan Karnes 12/31/2016
Michael Kavaky 12/31/2018
Jason Matthews 12/31/2017
Bill Brinkman Board Representative 12/31/2016
Dale Pomeroy Board Representative 12/31/2016
Jay Spencer Board Representative 12/31/2016
 
STANDING COMMITTEES - The Superintendent serves as ex-officio member of all committees.
Budget & Finance:  Grant, Rathbun, Spencer
Election Commission:  Matthews, Brinkman, Karnes
Infrastructure:  Spencer, Rathbun, Pomeroy
Library Advisory:  Brinkman, Mulder
Governance:  Spencer,Matthews, Karnes
Northview Seniors:  Brinkman
Technology:  Rathbun, Matthews, Grant
 
REPRESENTATIVES
Grand Valley Metro Council:  Spencer, Van Wyngarden (Alt.)
North Kent Sewer Authority:  Spencer, Van Wyngarden (Alt.)
REGIS:  Van Wyngarden
Rockford Area Foundation:  Matthews
10 Mile Corridor (CPC):  Spencer, Matthews

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

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