To devise and implement ways and means of enhancing the beauty of the community, subject to the approval of the Village Board, and perform duties and functions as required by Chapter VIII, Article 5 of the Village Code relating to landscaping and beautification. Most developments and redevelopments in the Village that involve landscaping are required to meet before the Beautification Committee for approval of the landscaping plans. The committee is also active in Volunteer planting efforts, hardwood savannah preservation projects, and public right of way beautification. Email.
BOARD OF APPEALS
Jurisdiction to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination of the Village Building Inspector in the enforcement of the Zoning Code. The Board will hear appeals and grant variance or special exceptions, or uphold the decision of the Building Inspector, as it deems necessary and appropriate within the provisions of the Zoning Code.
BOARD OF REVIEW
Meets annually to carefully examine the tax roll and correct all apparent errors in description or computation, and shall add all omitted properties. The Board cannot change any value as fixed by the Assessor except upon sworn oral testimony produced for that purpose.
To consider building permits for all structures for which a permit is required. The Board considers the various permits based on a variety of elements: building site, exterior elevations, architectural appeal, composition with surrounding and existing structures, and impact upon neighboring properties and structures. All buildings other than single family detached residence buildings require colored renderings of the proposed buildings. The Building Board also considers all signage requests and changes in the Village.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Created to act as the Housing Authority and Redevelopment Authority, with responsibilities for projects relating to blight eliminations, clearance of undesirable conditions, urban renewal and redevelopment programs. The Authority may also issue bonds or notes from time to time for essential public and government purposes.
FINANCE/PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
To review and make recommendations to the Village Board relating to all Village expenditures for expenses and capital improvements. As the title demonstrates, the Committee is particularly involved with the Village finances as coordinated by the Administrative Services Department, and with the procedures and policies of the Public Works Department.
FOURTH OF JULY COMMITTEE
The Fourth of July Committee is involved in the coordination and delegation of functions and duties to established sub-committees that will provide orderly and traditional Independence Day activities in the Village. The Committee has exclusive authority on activities in the Village Park, grounds and buildings during the 4th of July event.
Acts as an oversight body with regards to the Brown Deer Public Library. The Board reviews and considers Library policies and procedures.
NORTH SHORE BOARD OF HEALTH
Governs the health department and assures the enforcement of state public health statutes and public health rules. The Board of Health assesses public health needs and advocates for the provision of necessary public health services; develops policy and provides leadership emphasizing public health needs; advocates for equitable distribution of public health resources; and assures that measures are taken to provide an environment in which the population can be healthy.
PARK & RECREATION COMMITTEE
To facilitate and guide the development and operation of park and recreation programs and facilities for the citizens of the Village. The Committee reviews programs, recommends recreational services as deemed desirable for the community, consider facility improvements, help identify new programs, consider departmental policies, and assist in promoting programs and services.
Responsible for the development and revision of the Employee Personnel Manual, annual review of employee salary ranges, periodic review of employee benefit packages, and assisting with performance review procedures. The Committee has also been involved in considering changes to the organizational structure of the Village departments and personnel.
Study and make recommendations to the Village Board in matters of proposed site plans, zoning changes, subdivision plats, and Comprehensive Plan and Official Village Map review. One of the most frequent duties of the Commission is the study and recommendation of conditional permitted use applications.
Responsible for the appointment of the Police Chief and the approval of subordinate appointments to the Police Department. The Commission shall act as an appeal board on disciplinary matters when so requested.
TRAFFIC & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
Responsible for ensuring the enforcement of all traffic, human rights, protection of property, and other miscellaneous regulatory ordinances. The Committee is charges with the responsibility to submit recommendations to the Village Board regarding the enhancement and promotion of safety issues brought to its attention that are not already addressed by the Village Code or State Statutes.
Acts as an oversight body for the Brown Deer Public Water Utility. Water Utility expenditures are reviewed and audited by the Commission.