The Village of Woodlawn operates under the Charter form of government, known as the "Mayor-Council-Manager-Plan" The powers of the municipal government are distributed among the municipality, the electorate, the various elected and appointed officials and the boards and commissions as provided under the provisions of the charter. The Mayor is the Village's chief elected official, and is also the "President of Council". The Council consists of six members. Members are elected to terms of four (4) years each. The Council chooses a Vice Mayor from its own ranks. Appointed or contracted officials are the Municipal Manager, Finance Director, Law Director and Clerk of Council.
Council meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 P.M. ( Meeting days and times may vary for summer sessions.) Meetings are open to the public. Individuals wishing to speak before Council may sign up to do so before the meeting begins. See cable access listings for the televised meetings.
Residents and interested individuals are cordially invited to attend and participate in Council Meetings. All meetings are held in Council Chambers, located in the Woodlawn Municipal Building, 10141 Woodlawn Blvd. We look forward to seeing you!
Tree Board Committee
2nd Tuesday, every other month
All boards and commissions are established by Village Council. Following is a list of Village Boards, Committees and Commissions, and their functions:
The Woodlawn Recreation Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and Council. The Commission serves as an n advisory board to the Village Council regarding the recreation needs of the Village.
Woodlawn Planning Commission is a continuing body of five (5) members, including the Mayor, one council member and three (3) citizens of the municipality (appointed by the Mayor with the approval of Council). Planning Commission is responsible for maintaining a Master Plan and the planning and advising of municipal development and redevelopment. The Planning Commission also has responsibilities and powers related to the Woodlawn Zoning Ordinance, including, but not limited to:
Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in Council Chambers at 11 AM.
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Appeals (BZA) shall consist of seven (7) Village of Woodlawn residents. The BZA hears and decides appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Officer in the enforcement of the zoning code. Along with certain power and duties, The BZA may also permit exceptions and grant variances as noted in the Planning and Zoning code.
The Woodlawn Board of Zoning Appeals meets as scheduled in Council Chambers at 7:00 P.M.
Woodlawn Tree Board
The Woodlawn Tree Board consists of five members including the Woodlawn Public Works Director, a member of Council, the Mayor and two members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of Council. The Board is responsible for developing and administering a comprehensive tree management program for Woodlawn and can make recommendations to Council or the Mayor on any actions they deem necessary for the care and preservation of trees and shrubs in the Village.
Tax Board of Review
A Tax Board of Review exists to hear appeals from any person dissatisfied with any rule or decision of the Tax Commissioner.