Boards and Commissions
Devils Lake city government operates with many boards, committees and commissions that focus on specific topics.
Recommendations are made by some of these groups and forwarded to the Devils Lake City Commission for action.
Printable List Of All Elected Commissions and Boards
Reviews variances and conditional use permits. Meet as needed. Items for review should be directed to the Assessing Department.
Application for Board of Adjustment Hearing - printable form
Application for Board of Adjustment Hearing - fillable form
Board of Adjustment meeting minutes are available in the office of the City Assessor
Board of Equalization
Approval of all assessed values of all taxable property. Meet in May of each year.
The governing body of the City of Devils Lake consists of a Board of City Commissioners. The Governing Board consists of a President (Mayor) and four City Commissioners.
Devils Lake Regional Airport Authority
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the airport.
Historic Preservation Commission
Work to preserve and maintain historic buildings in the community.
Lake Region Public Library Board
Manages parking facilities to meet community needs. Meet as needed. Items for review should be directed to the Engineering Department.
Parking Commission reviews:
- Parking lot maintenance
- Waivers for required parking
- Parking space leases
Considers land use, planning and zoning issues. Meet monthly as needed. Items for review should be directed to the Engineering Department.
Planning Commission reviews the following:
- Zoning changes
- Subdivision plats
- Conditional use permits
- Right-of-way dedications and vacations
- Review and recommend approval of urban road projects
Review and recommend approval/disapproval of applications for Renaissance Zone Projects. Meet when applications have been submitted. Items for review should be directed to the Engineering Department.
Renaissance Zone Project Application - printable form
Renaissance Zone Project Application - fillable form
Shade Tree Committee
Meet yearly regarding special assessments to be assessed to commercial and residential property. The City Administrator works with City Engineer to determine how special assessment projects should be spread amongst the property owners within the special assessment district. Determination of how special assessments are spread can be based on lot size, front and side yard, property location, or any other data pertinent to the improvement. Assessments are confirmed by the City Commission in October of each year.
Special assessment projects can include, but are not limited to:
- Curb, gutter, and sidewalk
- Street improvements
- Sewer improvements
- Water main replacement
- Storm sewer reclassification
- Beautification projects
- Parking district
- Tax increment districts
- Unpaid city bills including utilities and nuisance billings
Sprays and maintains noxious weeds. Items for review should be directed to the Public Ways Department.