BVCT Authorities, Commissions, and Committees

Buena Vista Charter Township committees play a vital role in balancing the social service needs of the Township while allowing residents to serve as stewards of the Township’s tax dollars. Serving on a committee is a great way to become involved and engaged in the life of the Township and contribute to its growth. We continuously recruit members from the community to bring new and innovative ideas to the various committees.  Appointees, recommended by the Township Supervisor, are based on their motivation, knowledge, and specific skills. The recommendations are approved by the Township Board of Trustees. 

Board of Review
The Board of Review (BoR) consists of a three-person panel charged with the responsibility of hearing appeals of the assessed valued as established by the Assessor. The board may correct the assessment on any property to make the valuation relatively just and equal upon sufficient cause. The BOR meets in March, July, and December to deliberate and make corrections to qualified homestead properties.

Downtown Development Authority
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is designed to be a catalyst in the development and revitalization of the downtown district. The DDA provides for a variety of funding options including tax increment financing mechanism, which can be used to fund public improvements in the downtown district.

Parks and Recreation Committee
The Parks and Recreation Committee develops and maintains quality parks and facilities; preserve open and natural spaces, and; provide recreational programs and services which will enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of all residents of Buena Vista Charter Township.

Planning Commission
The basic function of the Planning Commission (PC) is to create, adopt, and carry out policies, plans, and ordinances for the Township’s land use development. The PC is required to review any plats, subdivisions, site-plans, or special use permits and make a recommendation to the Township Board.

Zoning Board of Appeals
The function of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is to hear and decide appeals, review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by any administrative official charged with enforcement of the zoning ordinance. It may further grant variances where there is practical difficulty or hardship in conforming with such ordinance, while assuring that public safety is secured, and substantial justice is served.


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Saginaw, MI 48601
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