Openings: Q1 2011 Fayetteville boards, commissions and committees

It’s time once again to fill some board and committee openings in Fayetteville.

The city has released its 1st Quarter list of vacancies and if interested, you’ve got until 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 to apply.

There are a total of 20 positions to be filled this time around including terms on the Advertising and Promotion Commission, Animal Services Advisory Board, Environmental Action Committee, and Walton Arts Center Council.

Download a Board & Committee application (PDF)

Q1 2011 openings

– One term ending 3/31/15
Meets: Regular meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Fayetteville Town Center.
Description: This commission administers the Advertising and Promotion Fund which is used for the promotion and encouragement of tourism and conventions.

– One unexpired pilot term ending 12/31/13
Meets: The second Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm in the Fayetteville Municipal Airport.
Description: This board seeks both general and technical citizen input and assistance in airport functions, to provide and encourage visionary planning and strong leadership for the airport, and to assist the City Council in matters pertaining to the operation, improvement, extension, and maintenance of the airport and other related facilities, property and easements.

– One unexpired term ending 6/30/14
Meets: Regular meetings are held the second Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
Description: This board acts in an advisory capacity to the Animal Services Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on all policy matters pertaining to the Animal Services Division activities, and works to stimulate and encourage communication with all members of the community to ensure that the programs, goals and objectives of the Animal Services Division are consistent with community needs and desires.

– One unexpired term ending 3/31/12
– Two terms ending 3/31/16
Meets: Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. in City Hall.
Description: The purpose of the board is to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is error or ambiguity in any order, requirement, decision, interpretation, or determination made by the City Planner.

– Two terms ending 3/31/17
Meets: Meetings are held whenever needed to administer tests and update eligibility lists.
Description: The Commission is responsible for examining and establishing eligibility lists for appointments and promotions within the Police and Fire Departments.
* Each commissioner must be a resident of the city for at least three years immediately preceding their appointment.

– Three unexpired terms ending 3/31/15
– Two unexpired alternate member terms ending 3/31/12
Meets: No regularly scheduled meetings. Members are telephoned a week in advance of meetings.
Description: This board hears and acts upon appeals regarding decisions made by the Building Inspector/Superintendent. It also hears appeals regarding construction materials to be used in new building construction and development. In addition, it hears appeals regarding enforcement of the minimum housing standards for existing structures as specified in the Standard Building Codes.

– One unexpired term ending 6/30/13
Meets: The second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm in City Hall.
Description: This committee works to address environmental concerns, to promote a safe and healthy environment, and to maintain the natural beauty of the environment within the city. It makes recommendations to other city committees and to the City Council on matters concerning the environment.

– One term ending 4/01/16
Meets: Regular meetings are held on the third Monday of even-numbered months at 4:00 p.m at the Fayetteville Public Library.
Description: The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to provide leadership in performing the mission of the Library; to serve as a liaison between the library and the city; and to ensure the library meets the informational, educational and recreational needs of the community.

– Three terms ending 03/31/14
Meets: The Commission meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.
Description: The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding zoning changes, all annexations, and conditional uses. The Commission also makes recommendations concerning amendments or changes to the Master Street Plan, General Land Use Plan, or other comprehensive planning elements. It also exercises final approval jurisdiction over subdivision plans and large-scale development plans as well as conditional use permit applications.

– One unexpired utility representative term ending 12/31/11
Meets: The third Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm in City Hall.
Description: This committee: assists in dissemination of news and information regarding the protection, maintenance, removal, and planting of trees; advises and consults on issues pertaining to the Tree Protection Ordinance; determines the City’s needs in connection with trees; and pursues the establishment of a comprehensive Fayetteville Street Tree Plan.

– One unexpired term ending 6/30/13
Meets: Meetings are held four times a year at 4:00 p.m. at the Walton Arts Center.
Description: The Council is responsible for reviewing and revising, as required, the Center’s policies and fee structure, and for recommending to the Walton Arts Center Foundation passage of the annual operating and capital budgets.

All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2011.

All volunteers must reside within the Fayetteville City Limits and be a Fayetteville Registered Voter. All applicants must submit a new application for each board, committee, or commission. Applications may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the City Clerk’s office at 113 West Mountain, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Contact the City Clerk’s office at 575-8323 for more information.