Fayetteville seeks 10 volunteers for boards and committees

July meeting of the Active Transportation Advisory Committee / Government Channel

Fayetteville officials are looking to fill 10 positions on six of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Active Transportation Advisory Committee, the Animal Services Advisory Board, the Town and Gown Advisory Board, and 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, Aug. 19.

For more information, call 479-575-8323.

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Active Transportation Advisory Committee (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One Community Citizen at Large unexpired term ending 12/31/17
– One Community Citizen at Large term ending 12/31/18

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: Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every other month in City Hall.

Airport Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired pilot term ending 12/31/19

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 third Thursday of each month at the Fayetteville Executive Airport Conference Room.

Animal Services Advisory Board (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One unexpired Citizen-at-Large term ending 6/30/18
– One unexpired Licensed Veterinarian term ending 6/30/19

Description: This board acts in an advisory capacity on policy matters of the Animal Services Division, and works to stimulate and encourage communication with the community.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the first Monday of the second month of each quarter at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

Board of Adjustments (1 opening)

Seats available:
– 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.

Town and Gown Advisory Committee (3 openings)

Seats available:
– One Ward 2 Resident term ending 9/30/18
– One Ward 4 Resident term ending 9/30/18
– One Business Owner/City Development term ending 9/30/18

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.

Public Facilities Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One term ending 12/31/21

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.