Middletown Boards and Commissions

The City of Middletown is working to be more transparent and responsive to our residents and businesses.  One of the many ways we include the public in setting and executing city policy is through the various Boards and Commissions operated by the city.

If you like the changes we are implementing and wish to be more involved in the process, or if you believe there is a better way to do business, please consider filling out an application to join one of our many boards and commissions below.  We always welcome input from interested citizens to help shape the future of our city.

City Council appoints members to each board and commission, and to be considered, you must be an elector of the city unless City Council determines, in its sole discretion, that a board or commission requires a member with a particular qualification or expertise and that an elector with those credentials is not available to the fill the position.

Applications for City Boards and Commissions are accepted during September through October each year. Council considers applications during November and December.  However, some boards have ongoing vacancies and applications for open positions will be accepted and reviewed as needed throughout the year. Applications will be kept on file for one year.

A general description of our Boards and Commissions is below.  If  you see one that you would like to become a member of, please fill out our online application form at the link below.  If you would like more information on any Board or Commission, email me at douga@cityofmiddletown.org  and I’ll forward you to the best person to answer your questions.  We look forward to adding your voice to our planning and projects!


Cemetery Board – Advises City Council on the general operation and maintenance of the Middletown Cemetery on First Avenue.

Park Board – Park Board shall act as an advisory board for the operation and maintenance of public playgrounds, playfields and other recreation areas and facilities owned by the city.

Tax Incentive Review Council – At least annually, the Council shall review agreements entered into with  private entities for economic development purposes to determine whether or not such private entities have complied with the terms of such agreements.

Citizen Advisory Board to Middletown Division of Police – The Board shall advise the Chief of Police on matters of interest between the police and community.  The Board is not an internal affairs or review board and may not interfere in the day to day operations of the Division of Police.

Airport Commission – Advises City Council on all matters relative to Middletown Regional Airport and air traffic in the city.

City Planning Commission – advises on all matters relating to planning policy of the City.

Board of Zoning Appeals – determines any zoning appeal taken by any property owner or by the city.

Board of Appeals – hears and decides appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination of any administration officer or agency of the city regarding building matters, to review and approve rules and regulations by the Chief Building Official, and to oversee the administration of the examination for licenses related to trades and building.

Historic Commission – surveys historic sites within the city, provides continuing education on historic properties and districts, provides a public forum for nomination of historic places to the National Register, and approves or disapproves certificates of appropriateness for repairs, renovations and maintenance of historic structures within the city.

Architectural Review Board – responsible for reviewing architectural elevations and landscape plans of proposed dwellings that do not meet the standards of the zoning code.

Board of Library Trustees – The custody, control, and administration, together with the erection and equipment of a free public library is vested in a Board of Library Trustees who are appointed by the City Council.

Board of Health – exercises all of the power conferred by general upon boards of health or by ordinance of the City of Middletown. 

Civil Service Commission – enforces the provisions of the Civil Service Law with respect to all offices and places of employment in the city.





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