UPDATED: Fayetteville seeks 8 residents to serve on volunteer boards and committees

UPDATE: City officials revised the list of open positions to include a new seat on the Walton Arts Center Council. The change is reflected below.

Officials are looking to fill eight positions on six of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Board of Adjustments, Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Energy Improvement District No. 1, Public Facilities Board, the Town and Gown Advisory Committee, and the Walton Arts Center Council.

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, Aug. 28.

For more information, call 479-575-8323.

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Board of Adjustments (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired term ending 03/31/16

Description: The Board of Adjustments hears and decides appeals where it is alleged there is error or ambiguity in any order, requirement, decision, interpretation, or determination made by the City Planner in the enforcement of Zoning Chapter 160-164.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. in City Hall.

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two unexpired Alternate Member terms ending 03/31/16

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 (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One term ending 12/31/17

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.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 326 of the City Administration Building.

Public Facilities Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One term ending 12/31/20

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.

Town and Gown Advisory Committee (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One Ward 1 Resident term ending 09/30/17
– One Ward 3 Resident term ending 09/30/17

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: The Committee meets the third Monday every other month at 3 p.m. at the AT&T Conference Room, Genesis Technology Incubator, 700 Research Center Blvd., Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One new expanded board term position (ending TBA)

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.
Meetings: Meetings are held four times a year at 4 p.m. in the Walton Arts Center.