If you’ve ever wanted to volunteer as a board or committee member, now is the time to apply.
During last night’s City Council meeting, Alderman Kyle Cook announced the current vacant positions and noted that the deadline to submit an application is next Friday.
ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION COMMISSION
Created: March 1, 1977
Description: This commission administers the Advertising and Promotion Fund which is used for the promotion and encouragement of tourism and conventions.
Meets: Regular meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Fayetteville Town Center.
– One Term Ending 03/31/14
Created: Oct. 3, 2000
Description: This committee serves in an advisory capacity between the City Council, the City’s independent auditor, internal auditor, and management. The Committee reviews the City’s financial reports and internal controls regarding finance and accounting.
Meets: At least three times annually, or more frequently as circumstances dictate.
– One Unexpired CPA Term Ending 12/31/12
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS
Created: June 29, 1970
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.
Meets: Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. in the City Administration Building.
– Two Terms Ending 03/13/15
BOTANICAL GARDEN SOCIETY OF THE OZARKS
Created: not available
Description: not available
Meets: not available
– One Unexpired Term Ending 12/31/12
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Created: April 9, 1934
Description: The Commission is responsible for examining and establishing eligibility lists for appointments and promotions within the Police and Fire Departments.
Meets: Meetings are held whenever needed to administer tests and update eligibility lists.
– One Term Ending 03/31/16
* Each commissioner must be a resident of the city for at least three years immediately preceding their appointment.
CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
Created: July 6, 1976
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.
Meets: No regularly scheduled meetings. Members are telephoned a week in advance of meetings.
– Three Terms Ending 03/31/15
– Two Alternate Terms Ending 03/31/11
FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Created: July 27, 1959
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.
Meets: Regular meetings are held on the third Monday of even-numbered months at 4:00 p.m at the Fayetteville Public Library.
– One Term Ending 04/01/15
Created: not available
Description: The Planning 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. It also exercises final approval jurisdiction over subdivision plans and large-scale development plans as well as conditional use permit applications.
Meets: The Commission meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Administration Building.
– Three Terms Ending 03/31/13
– One Unexpired Term Ending 03/31/11
– One Unexpired Term Ending 03/31/12
Created: May 21, 1991
Description: The purpose of the Telecommunications Board is to advise the City Council on telecommunication issues and to coordinate and oversee 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.
Meets: Regular meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 219 of the City Administration Building.
– One Unexpired Term Ending 06/30/11
TREE AND LANDSCAPE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Created: April 20, 1993
Description: This committee: assists in dissemination of news and information regarding the protection, maintenance, removal, and planting of trees; advises and consults on issues pertaining to the Tree Protection Ordinance; determines the City’s needs in connection with trees; and pursues the establishment of a comprehensive Fayetteville Street Tree Plan.
Meets: The third Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm in City Hall room 111.
– Utility Representative Term Ending 12/31/11
– One Service Organization Unexpired Term Ending 12/31/11
– One Land Development Unexpired Term Ending 12/31/11
All applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Feb. 26, 2010 and all volunteers must reside within the Fayetteville city limits and be a Fayetteville registered voter. All applicants must submit a new application for each desired board, committee, or commission position. Applications may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the City Clerk’s office at 113 West Mountain, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Please contact the City Clerk’s office at 575-8323 for more information.