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Please contact Village Manager Darwin McClary at
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The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Development Area Citizens Council consists of nine (9) members appointed by the Village Council to assist in the preparation of the Tax Increment Financing Plan for the DDA. The DACC is an ad hoc committee that will expire once the new TIF plan is adopted.
The Village of Lake Orion Construction Board of Appeals hears appeals and renders and files decisions on matters related to the Michigan State Construction Code within thirty (30) days after submission of the appeal. The Construction Board of Appeals comprises five (5) members appointed by the Village Council who serve for two-year terms. Board members are compensated at the rate of $50.00 per meeting per member. Current board members are:
Steve J. AugerTerm Expires: 05/01/2015
Philip D. GentileTerm Expires: 01/01/2015
Richard HamiltonTerm Expires: 05/01/2015
Mike L. ReynoldsTerm Expires: 05/01/2015
Robert SmithTerm Expires: 05/01/2015
The Village and Township Building Official/Inspector is:
Randy McClureCharter Township of Orion2525 Joslyn RoadLake Orion, MI 48360(248) 391-0304 ext. 124
Welcome to the Village of Lake Orion bidding and purchasing web page!
The village is required by charter to solicit competitive bids or proposals under policies established by the village council. Current policy requires that village administration:
The village primarily utilizes the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN) bid system for its purchasing needs when competitive bids, competitive quotes, or proposals are needed for the village to purchase goods or services. Vendors are required to register on the MITN bid system to submit bids, quotes, or proposals, and registration is free of charge.
MITN also provides a "value-added" optional automatic notification service for an annual fee that permits MITN to notify your company by E-mail automatically whenever a bid opportunity is available related to your company's products or services. This E-mail service covers bid opportunities for the Village of Lake Orion as well as all other public agencies which utilize MITN.
From the MITN web page, you can:
The village is also a member of the State of Michigan MiDEAL purchasing program and periodically waives local competitive bidding in favor of utilizing the state bids. Vendors are strongly encouraged to register with the MiDEAL program to ensure enhanced opportunities to do business with the village and other units of government.
The village may also periodically opt to utilize other governmental bids rather than engaging in its own competitive bid process when the village council deems it to be advantageous to the village to do so.
Zoning is a method of land-use planning used by local governments in most developed countries. The word is derived from the practice of designating permitted uses of land based on mapped zones which separate one set of land uses from another. Zoning may be use-based (regulating the uses to which land may be put), or it may regulate building height, lot coverage, and similar characteristics, or some combination of these. Similar urban planning methods have dictated the use of various areas for particular purposes in many cities from ancient timesThe Village of Lake Orion is a zoned community. All buildings, structures, uses, and parcels of land must comply with the regulations set forth in the Village Zoning Ordinance, (link to Zoning Ordinance). A Zoning Compliance Permit is required for all new, changed, altered, or moved uses or occupancies of land or any buildings or structures, including excavations and construction. Contact the Village of Lake Orion Planning and Zoning Coordinator with Zoning questions and/or applications for Zoning Compliance, Building, Signs, Fences, Temporary Uses, Uses of Public Land, Excavating, Change of Use or Occupancy of Commercial Buildings, Site Plan / Special Land Use, Land Development, Rezoning or Variances from the Zoning Ordinance. Village of Lake OrionPlanning and Zoning Coordinator 21 East Church StreetLake Orion Michigan 48362248.693.8391 x107248.693.5874 fax
SEND AN E-MAILPlanning & Zoning Coordinator is Mario Ortega
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm