Fayetteville seeks 20 volunteers for boards and committees

Active Transportation Advisory Committee (1/31/21) / Fayetteville Government Channel

Fayetteville officials are looking to fill 20 positions on eight of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Advertising and Promotion Commission, Active Transportation Advisory Committee, Environmental Action Committee, Planning Commission and more.

All volunteers must be registered voters who reside within the Fayetteville city limits. Those who are not Fayetteville registered voters will need to provide proof of residency. All applicants must submit a new application for each board, commission or committee.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.

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

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Here are the openings:

Active Transportation Advisory Committee (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired bicycle advocate term ending 12/31/21

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.

Advertising and Promotion Commission (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One tourism industry term ending 03/31/25
– One public at large term ending 03/31/25

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 Experience Fayetteville conference room.

Board of Adjustments (3 openings)

Seats available:
– Three terms ending 3/31/24

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.

Community Development and Assistance Programs Advisory Board (6 openings)

Seats available:
– One member involved in housing services term ending TBD
– One member involved in homelessness services term ending TBD
– One member involved with community food systems term ending TBD
– One member representing local small business term ending TBD
– Two members shall be residents at large term ending TBD

Description: The Community Development and Assistance Programs Advisory Board aims to promote community involvement in the prioritization of community development initiatives; improve community awareness of the community development and public assistance programs; and advise the Community Resources Division and the City Council on the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant and other grant funds.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held monthly TBD (this is a new board that has not yet met)

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two alternate member terms ending 3/31/26

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 (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One unexpired community citizen at large term ending 06/30/23
– One unexpired science discipline term ending 06/30/23

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 Public Library Board of Trustees (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One term ending 04/01/26

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 3/31/24

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.