Fayetteville seeks 19 volunteers for boards and committees

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Fayetteville officials are looking to fill 19 positions on 9 of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Environmental Action Committee, Fayetteville Arts Council, Historic District Commission, Walton Arts Center Council, 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, May 17.

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

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Here are the openings:

Animal Services Advisory Board (4 openings)

Seats available:
– One Licensed Veterinarian/Veterinary Professional unexpired term ending 6/30/22
– One Business Representative term ending 6/30/22
– One citizen at large term ending 6/30/22
– One unexpired citizen at large term ending 6/30/20

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 3/31/22

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 unexpired term ending 3/31/20

Description: This commission examines and establishes eligibility lists for appointments and promotions within the police and fire departments. The commission also acts upon appeals of disciplinary actions. 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 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired term ending 3/31/24

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.

Environmental Action Committee (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One term ending 6/30/22

Description: This committee works to address environmental concerns, to promote a safe and healthy environment, and to maintain the natural beauty of the environment within the city. It makes recommendations to other city committees and to the City Council.
Meetings: Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in City Hall.

Fayetteville Arts Council (4 openings)

Seats available:
– Two Arts and Cultural/Citizen at Large terms ending 6/30/22
– Two Working Artist terms ending 6/30/22

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

Historic District Commission (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two terms ending 6/30/22

Description: This commission recommends the establishment of historic districts to the City Council. Its basic function is to promote the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through the preservation and the protection of buildings, sites, places and districts of historic interest.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the second Thursday every other month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

PEG Advisory Board (3 openings)

Seats available:
– Two terms ending 6/30/23
– One unexpired term ending 6/30/21

Description: This board advises the City Council on issues related to public access, educational, and government (PEG) television use in the City of Fayetteville.
Meetings: Meets at least once every quarter at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two terms ending 6/30/22

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.