Boards & Commission

Boards & Commission

Boards / Commissions / Committees

All boards and commissions are established by Village Council. Following is a list of Village Boards, Committees, and Commissions, and their functions:

Recreation Commission

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.

Planning Commission

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 the 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:

  • Reviewing proposed zoning amendments and Planned Unit Development (PUD) applications as filed by property owners, and providing recommendations to Village Council.
  • Review and approve/disapprove Conditional Use applications.
  • Initiate advisable Official Zoning District Map changes or changes in the text of the Code that are in the best interest of the public through a recommendation to the Village Council.

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 the Council, the Mayor, and two members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the 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.