Committees and Commissions

About Advisory Committees and Commissions
The Village of University Park has established various committees and commissions in order to assist and advise the Board of Trustees with various aspects within the community.

The main functions of these groups are:
  • Gathering and analyzing information
  • Formulating plans aimed at fulfillment of Village government
  • Considering residents suggestions and complaints
  • Maintaining a liaison with the staff, government body, and residents
  • Facilitating public information
Appointments to the various committees and commissions vary based on the committee itself. The Mayor of the Board of Trustees makes these appointments with the concurrence of the Board of Trustees. The term of the committee/commission member is usually three years, unless otherwise specified in the ordinance governing that particular body. 

Village Committees and Commissions

 Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm at
90 Towncenter.
Police and Fire Commissioners
This board of commissioners conducts and establishes the qualifications for Police and Fire candidates for the Village of University Park. They test and review applications and review any disciplinary actions that must be taken for those two departments. This commission meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm located at Village Hall. 
Code Enforcement Commission - TBD
Economic Development Commission - TBD

Education Advisory Committee 
This committee shall review and study all matters concerning education affecting the residents of the Village of University Park. This committee is also the source for the scholarships to Village High School graduates who plan on going on to further their educational needs. 

Finance Committee
 
This committee is responsible for the following: 

  • Assisting the Village Manager in developing various financial reports such as budgets, cash flows, and system evaluations
  • Making recommendations to the Village Manager or to the Board of Trustees concerning long range financial plans
  • Reviewing and recommending fiscal legislation of regarding budgets, tax levies, audits, etc.

This committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm located in 90 Towncenter.

Plan Commission 
This commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm in 90 Towncenter

Public Safety Committee 
This committee shall be responsible for the following: 

  • Monitoring a system review and answering citizen complaints
  • Developing a plan to attract volunteers to the Police and Fire Departments
  • Developing public education programs
  • Recommending community development programs
  • Monitoring social service delivery in the community

This committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at 90 Towncenter.

Public Services and Utilities Committee 
This committee is responsible for the following:

  • Developing a five-year plan for Village street repairs and lighting
  • Recommending projects eligible for Motor Fuel Tax Funds
  • Developing a five-year plan for maintenance of sidewalks, parks, public buildings, street cleaning, storm sewers, bike paths, tree trimming, etc.
  • Working with utility companies to provide the best services possible to Village residents

This committee meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm located at Village Hall. 

Senior Citizen Committee 
This committee is responsible for advising the Board of Trustees on issues including, but not limited to, senior citizen problems, providing information on services for senior citizens, etc.

This committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm at The University Park Public Library.