….Get Involved

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.

Village Council

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

OMA Handbook October 2022

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.

Learn More:

Zoning Basics



Boards & Commissions

Interested in becoming a part of the team?  Please complete the  Application for Appointment and return it to the Village Clerk at: clerk@villageofpinckney.org.  Appointments are made by the Village President subject to the approval of the Village Council by majority vote.

Planning Commission

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:

Zoning Basics

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.

Downtown Development Authority

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 ordinance

DDA by-laws amendments 120522

Fact Sheet – Economic Dev Tools –

Cooridor Improvements

Fact Sheet – Economic Dev Tools – DDA

Fact Sheet – Economic Dev Tools – Financing Tools

Pinckney Community Public Library Board

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



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