It’s time to fill some open board, commission and committee positions here in Fayetteville.
City officials released the Q2 2012 list of vacancies and if interested, you’ve got until 5 p.m. Friday, May 25 to apply.
This quarter’s openings include seats on the Fayetteville Arts Council, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Walton Arts Center Council, the Walton Arts Center Foundation, and several more.
Q2 2012 openings
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
– One unexpired community citizen-at-large term ending 12/31/13
Meets: The Committee meets quarterly on the second Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Room 326 of the City Administration Building.
Description: The purpose of the task force is to review public comment, and advise City Staff on the prioritization and land acquisition/easements for sidewalks and trails within our City. They 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.
ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD
– One Washington County representative term ending 06/30/15
– One finance term ending 06/30/15
– One nonprofit group term ending 06/30/15
– One unexpired citizen-at-large term ending 06/30/13
Meets: Regular meetings are held the second Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
Description: This board acts in an advisory capacity to the Animal Services Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on all policy matters pertaining to the Animal Services Division activities, and works to stimulate and encourage communication with all members of the community to ensure that the programs, goals and objectives of the Animal Services Division are consistent with community needs and desires.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS
– One term ending 3/31/17
Meets: Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. in City Hall.
Description: The purpose of the board is to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is error or ambiguity in any order, requirement, decision, interpretation, or determination made by the City Planner.
CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
– One unexpired term ending 03/31/17
– Two unexpired alternate member terms ending 03/31/13
Meets: No regularly scheduled meetings. Members are telephoned a week in advance of meetings.
Description: This board hears and acts upon appeals regarding decisions made by the Building Inspector/Superintendent. It also hears appeals regarding construction materials to be used in new building construction and development. In addition, it hears appeals regarding enforcement of the minimum housing standards for existing structures as specified in the Standard Building Codes.
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE
– One community citizen-at-large term ending 06/30/15
Meets: The second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm in City Hall.
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 on matters concerning the environment.
FAYETTEVILLE ARTS COUNCIL
– One working artist term ending 06/30/15
– Two arts and cultural citizen-at-large terms ending 06/30/15
Meets: Regular meetings are held quarterly at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall.
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.
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION
– Three terms ending 06/30/15
Meets: Regular meetings are held the first Thursday of each quarter at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.
Description: The 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.
PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
– Two unexpired terms ending 12/31/13
Meets: The first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall room 326. Additionally, there are committee meetings that occur on a regular basis.
Description: Members of this board work in the public interest and speak for the general community. The duty of the board members is to stimulate and encourage communication with all members of the community to ensure that programs, goals, and objectives are consistent with community needs and desires.
PUBLIC FACILITIES BOARD
– Two unexpired terms ending 05/07/17
Meets: Scheduled as needed.
Description: The 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.
URBAN FORESTRY ADVISORY BOARD
– One unexpired land development term ending 12/31/13
– One unexpired citizen-at-large term ending 12/31/12
Meets: Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in Room 111 at City Hall.
Description:The purpose and intent of the committee is to advise the City Council on urban forestry and arboricultural related issues as an integral part of the City’s green infrastructure and to sit as the Wildland-Urban Interface: Firewise Advisory Board to advise the City Council on wildland and urban development related issues as an integral part of the City’s fire protection program and green infrastructure.
WALTON ARTS CENTER COUNCIL
– One term ending 6/30/15
Meets: Meetings are held four times a year at 4:00 p.m. in the Walton Arts Center.
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.
WALTON ARTS CENTER FOUNDATION
– One term ending 6/30/15
Meets: Meetings are held two times a year at 4:00 p.m. in the Walton Arts Center.
Description: The Foundation is primarily responsible for administering donations made to the Walton Arts Center Endowment Fund and ensuring that they are properly invested.
All applications must be received by 5 p.m., May 25, 2012.
All volunteers must reside within the Fayetteville City Limits and be a Fayetteville Registered Voter. All applicants must submit a new application for each board, committee, or commission. Applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the City Clerk’s office at 113 West Mountain, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Contact the City Clerk’s office at 575-8323 for more information.