The deadline is fast approaching for anyone wishing to apply for one of the 34 open positions on the city’s boards, commissions and committees.
The list of vacancies includes seats on the Active Transportation Advisory Committee, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Telecommunications Board and nine more.
All volunteers must be registered voters who reside within the Fayetteville city limits.
Applications must be mailed or hand delivered to the City Clerk’s office or emailed to [email protected] by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22.
For more information, call 479-575-8323.
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Active Transportation Advisory Committee (5 openings)
– Three unexpired community/citizen-at-large terms ending 12/31/14
– Two community/citizen-at-large terms ending 12/31/15
Description:This committee reviews public comment, and advises city staff on the prioritization and land acquisition/easements for sidewalks and trails within Fayetteville. Members are also responsible for adopting sidewalk and trails master plans. Recommendations relating to trails are forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Recommendations relating to sidewalks are forwarded to the Transportation Division.
Meetings: The Committee meets quarterly on the second Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Room 326 at the City Administration Building.
Airport Board (2 openings)
– One pilot term ending 12/31/18
– One business term ending 12/31/18
Description: The purpose of this board is to seek both general and technical citizen input and assistance in airport functions, provide and encourage visionary planning and strong leadership for the airport, and assist the City Council in matters pertaining to the operation, improvement, extension, and maintenance of the Airport and other related facilities, property and easements.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Executive Airport Conference Room.
Audit Committee (1 opening)
– One citizen-at-large term ending 12/31/16
Description: The Audit Committee serves in an advisory capacity between the City Council, the city’s independent auditor, internal auditor, and management. The committee will review the city’s financial reports and internal controls regarding finance and accounting.
Meetings: The committee shall meet at least three times annually, or more frequently as circumstances dictate.
City Board of Health (2 openings)
– One unexpired physician term ending 12/31/16
– One unexpired citizen-at-large term ending 12/31/16
Description: This board works to secure the city from contagious, malignant, and infectious diseases.
Meetings: Meetings are scheduled as needed.
Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (2 openings)
– One unexpired citizen-at-large term ending 03/31/14
– One unexpired citizen-at-large alternate member term ending 03/31/14
Description: The purpose of this board is to hear and to act upon appeals regarding decisions made by the building inspector/superintendent. The board also hears appeals regarding construction materials to be used in new building construction and development. In addition, the board hears appeals regarding enforcement of the minimum housing standards for existing structures as specified in the standard building codes. Information regarding this board can also be found in the standard building code.
Meetings: The Board does not meet on a regular basis, as the requests forwarded to this Board are infrequent. Members are telephoned a week in advance of the meeting.
Energy Improvement District No. 1 (6 openings)
– Three unexpired electors of the district terms ending 12/31/15
– Three electors of the district terms ending 12/31/16
Description: Board members would oversee the district’s issuance of tax-exempt bonds and loaning of money to property owners using a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. PACE is a creative financing mechanism that allows property owners to borrow money for weatherization, energy efficiency, renewable energy or water conservation improvements to their property. PACE enabling legislation was passed by the Arkansas Legislature in the 2013 session and signed by the Governor in April 2013.
Environmental Action Committee (4 openings)
– One citizen-at-large term ending 12/31/16
– One unexpired citizen-at-large term ending 12/31/14
– One unexpired citizen-at-large term ending 6/30/15
– One unexpired local industry term ending 12/31/15
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.
Meetings: Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm in the City Administration Building.
Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (1 opening)
– One citizen-at-large term ending 12/28/18
Description: The commissioners approve by-laws, resolutions, policies and procedures for administering housing programs for low income persons. The Housing Authority operates units of Public Housing and rental assistance in Fayetteville. Both programs are for low and very low income persons. All funds are provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Meetings: The board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in the City Administration Building, Room 111 at 6 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (3 openings)
– Three citizen-at-large terms ending 12/31/16
Description: This board recommends priorities for capital improvements and means for financing the same, and prepares an annual progress report on parks and recreation activities.
Meetings: The board meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the City Administration Building. In addition to the regularly scheduled board meetings, there are committee meetings that occur on a regular basis.
Public Facilities Board (1 opening)
– One citizen-at-large term ending 12/31/18
Description: The Public Facilities Board is authorized to issue revenue bonds to finance residential housing, health care, and related facilities to persons of low or moderate income and for the elderly.
Meetings: Scheduled as needed.
Telecommunications Board (3 openings)
– Three unexpired citizen-at-large terms ending 06/30/17
Description: The board advises the City Council on telecommunication issues and coordinates and oversees telecommunications franchise systems and use of the public rights of way designated for public access, educational, and governmental (PEG) use in the City of Fayetteville as part of the city’s telecommunication infrastructure.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 219 of the City Administration Building.
Urban Forestry Advisory Board (4 openings)
– One land development term ending 12/31/15
– One university representative term ending 12/31/15
– One unexpired tree service community term ending 12/31/14
– One community/citizen-at-large term ending 12/31/15
Description: The purpose and intent of the committee is to advise the City Council on urban forestry and arboricultural related issues as an integral part of the city’s green infrastructure and to sit as the Wildland-Urban Interface: Firewise Advisory Board to advise the City Council on wildland and urban development related issues as an integral part of the city’s fire protection program and green infrastructure.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in Room 111 in the City Administration Building.