FEB. 28 DEADLINE: 14 volunteers needed for Fayetteville boards and committees

Update: The nominees for these positions were announced and approved during the March 18 City Council meeting.

The deadline is fast approaching for anyone who wants to apply for one of the 14 open positions on the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Advertising and Promotion Commission, Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees, Town & Gown Advisory Committee and four more.

Three positions are also available on the Fayetteville Planning Commission. Members of the Planning Commission are paid $375 per month.

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, Feb. 28.

For more information, call 479-575-8323.

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Advertising and Promotion Commission (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One tourism industry term ending 12/31/16

Description:This group administers the Advertising and Promotion Fund, which is generated by the local hotel, motel, and restaurant (HMR) tax. The fund is used for the advertisement and promotion of the city and its environs, and/or construction, reconstruction, repair, maintenance, improvement, equipping, and operation of public recreation facilities.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Fayetteville Town Center.

City Board of Health (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired physician 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.

Civil Service Commission (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two citizen-at-large terms ending 03/31/20

Description: The Civil Service Commission is responsible for examining and establishing eligibility lists for appointments and promotions within the police and fire Departments. The commission also acts upon appeals and disciplinary action taken by the police and fire chiefs and the mayor.
Meetings: Meetings are held whenever needed to administer tests and update eligibility lists. Meetings are generally held during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (3 openings)

Seats available:
– Two citizen-at-large alternate member terms ending 03/31/15
– One citizen-at-large term ending 3/31/19

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.

Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One citizen-at-large term ending 4/1/19

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.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the third Monday of even-numbered months at 4 p.m at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Planning Commission (3 openings)

Seats available:
– Three citizen-at-large terms ending 3/31/17

Description: The 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.
Meets: Regular meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in room 219 of the City Administration Building.

Telecommunications Board (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two citizen-at-large terms ending 06/30/18

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.

Town and Gown Advisory Committee (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One University of Arkansas student term ending 9/30/15

Description: This committee advises the City Council and University of Arkansas on mutually relevant issues including campus expansions, on- and off-campus student housing, and parking and noise issues in areas near the campus.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the third Monday every other month at 3 p.m. in the AT&T Conference Room at the Genesis Technology Incubator, 700 Research Center Blvd. in Fayetteville.