Fayetteville seeks 11 volunteers for boards and committees

Fayetteville Planning Commission / Government Channel

Fayetteville officials are looking to fill 11 positions on seven of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Fayetteville Arts Council, Active Transportation Advisory Committee, 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. Monday, Aug. 14.

For more information, call the City Clerk’s office at 479-575-8323.

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Active Transportation Advisory Committee (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One community/citizen-at-large term ending 12/31/19
– One unexpired 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 each month in City Hall.

Energy Improvement District No. 1 (1 opening)

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

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 at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every other month in City Hall.

Fayetteville Arts Council (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One unexpired working artist term ending 06/30/19
– One unexpired arts and cultural citizen-at-large term ending 06/30/19

Description: Helps define the community’s identity and sense of place, promote social interaction, bring the arts into everyday life and memorialize the past while expressing shared values for the future.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held quarterly on the second Wednesday in February, May, August, and November at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired term ending 12/28/19

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 at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in City Hall.

Public Facilities Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One term ending 12/31/22

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 (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One citizen-at-large unexpired term ending 06/30/21

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 City Hall.

Town and Gown Advisory Committee (3 openings)

Seats available:
– One Ward 1 Resident term ending 09/30/19
– One Ward 3 Resident term ending 09/30/19
– One University of Arkansas Student term ending 09/30/19

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.