FEB. 26 DEADLINE: Fayetteville seeks 12 volunteers for boards and committees

Officials are looking to fill 12 positions on seven of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Advertising and Promotion Commission, the Fayetteville Public Library board, and the Fayetteville Planning Commission.

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. 26.

For more information, call 479-575-8323.

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Advertising and Promotion Commission (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One tourism industry term ending 3/31/20

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 third Monday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Fayetteville Town Center.

Airport Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired University of Arkansas term ending 12/31/16

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 at 1:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Fayetteville Executive Airport Conference Room.

Board of Adjustments (3 openings)

Seats available:
– Two terms ending 3/31/19
– One unexpired term ending 3/31/18

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.

Civil Service Commission (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One term ending 3/31/22

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. Each commissioner must be a resident of the city for at least three years immediately preceding their appointment.
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 (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two alternate member terms ending 3/31/21

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 term ending 4/1/21

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 terms ending 3/31/19

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.