Oakland Township is Seeking a New Historic District Commission Member

The Charter Township of Oakland welcomes residents that have a passion for the Township and local preservation. The Historic District Commission (HDC) oversees local historic districts, offers guidance to homeowners, and attempts to educate residents on preserving the cultural heritage of the township.

Photo of the Axford-Coffin farmhouse, marker, and flagpole

Axford-Coffin Farmhouse Located on the Grounds of the Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

The HDC also manages the operations of Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) Historic District, which includes the Axford-Coffin Farmhouse, a community gem listed in the National Register of  Historic Places. The HDC works closely with the Oakland Township Historical Society to promote CLF as a community historical center. Commissioners will play a very important role in revitalizing CLF and collaborating with other organizations.

Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. with a per diem of $70 per meeting. Someone with strong architectural background is optimum and also construction knowledge. For further information and application, please contact Barbara Barber bbarber@oaklandtownship.org or call the office phone 248-608-6807. Applicants must be Oakland Township residents.

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