boards & commissions

Each year, residents offer their time, energy and talents to the municipality, serving as volunteer members of City of Summit committees and commissions.

Mayor Dickson's 2014 Appointments - Organization Meeting
Council's 2014 Appointments - Organization Meeting
Council's Resolution Confirming Mayor Dickson's 2014 Appointments - Organization Meeting

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) has the responsibility to promote historic preservation in Summit maintaining and updating a survey of historic sites.

The Environmental Commission oversees the protection and development of Summit's natural resources. It maintains an index of all open areas in the city and makes recommendations about their use for inclusion in the Summit Master Plan.

 The Planning Board adopts a master plan for the physical development of the city, reexamines the plan every six years, and acts as a consultant to the common council and other local government agencies on potential projects covered by the master plan.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment, is a quasi-judicial body that interprets the zoning laws, and hears and decides the following cases

  • appeals of alleged errors in any order, requirement, decision, or refusal made by the Zoning Officer in enforcing the zoning regulations.
  • interpretations of the zoning map.
  • applications for bulk variances for properties where no other review is involved.
  • applications for use variances.