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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

Beautification Committee

Reviews suggestions and approval of Beautification Projects. Meet as needed. Items for review should be directed to the Engineering Department.

Board of Adjustment

Reviews variances and conditional use permits. Meet as needed. Items for review should be directed to the Assessing Department.

Guidelines and Application for Board of Adjustment Hearing - printable form
Guidelines and 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.

City Commission

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

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the library.

Parking Authority

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

Planning Commission

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
  • Annexations
  • Review and recommend approval of urban road projects

Application For Planning Commission Hearing - printable form
Application For Planning Commission Hearing - fillable form

Renaissance Zone Authority

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 Guidelines/Map
Renaissance Zone Project Application - printable form
Renaissance Zone Project Application - fillable form

Shade Tree Committee

Trim trees, plant new trees, and remove diseased trees along Highway 2, on boulevards, and in rights-of way. Items for review should be directed to the Fire Department.

Special Assessment Commission

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

Weed Control Board

Sprays and maintains noxious weeds. Items for review should be directed to the Public Ways Department.

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