Are you looking to get involved in the community and be a part of the decision process? These decisions can have a direct impact on our Village, neighborhoods, the value of your home and have a lasting impact on our community for years to come.
The governing body for the Village of Pinckney is the Village Council. The Council is composed of six Trustees and the Village President elected by the voters in each even year. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Trustees receive a stipend of $150 per meeting while the Village President is compensated for both meetings and other Village duties.
Elections are conducted by the Putnam Village Clerk. If you are interested in running for Village Council or President in the coming election, information is available at putnamtwp.us.
Learn more about the responsibilities & duties of the Village Council:
Handbook for General Law Village
Handbook for Municipal Officials
General Law Village-procedural questions
Laws of Interest to Municipalities
Overview of the MI Open Meetings Act
Zoning Board of Appeals
In 2009, an ordinance was enacted to allow the Village Council to serve as the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).
The ZBA has the authority to hear and decide appeal requests by property owners for variances from the Zoning Ordinance. The Board meets in conjunction with regular Council meetings as needed.
Boards & Commissions
Interested in becoming a part of the team? Please complete the Application for Appointment and return it to the Village Clerk at: email@example.com. Appointments are made by the Village President subject to the approval of the Village Council by majority vote.
Ever wonder who decides who gets to build what and where? Why are there certain types of businesses in one area and homes in another? Who gets to decide what new buildings will look like? Who gets to make policy recommendations to Village Council to help determine the future vision of our community? Answer: The Planning Commission. If you would like to be a part of that process, please consider making application for appointment. Commissioners are paid $75 per month (for attendance). Learn more:
Planning Commission Handbook
Planning and Zoning
Once appointed to the Planning Commission, the Village asks new members to attend on-line training through MSU Extension Program – Citizen Planner.
The Planning Commission also acts as the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board who determines projects, plans, events and expenditures within the DDA district according to the adopted DDA and Tax Increment Finance Plans. Learn more:
DDA Boundary Map 2020
Goals and Objectives of the DDA
DDA by-laws amendments 120522
Fact Sheet – Economic Dev Tools –
Fact Sheet – Economic Dev Tools – DDA
Fact Sheet – Economic Dev Tools – Financing Tools
In addition, the Pinckney Community Public Library (Village of Pinckney & Putnam Township) operates under the direction of the Pinckney Community Library Board of Trustees. The Board consists of five members, three members appointed by Putnam Township and two members by the Village (four year terms each). Learn more:
Pinckney Community Public Library Board Bylaws