It’s time to fill some open board, commission and committee positions here in Fayetteville.
City officials released the Q4 2012 list of vacancies and if interested, you’ve got until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 to apply.
This quarter’s openings include seats on the newly-formed Town and Gown Advisory Committee, the Animal Services Advisory Board and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
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 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 575-8323.
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– One Member-at-Large Term Ending 12/31/17
– One Unexpired Business Term Ending 12/31/13
Description: The purpose of this board is to seek both general and technical citizen input and assistance in airport functions, provide and encourage visionary planning and strong leadership for the airport, and assist the City Council in matters pertaining to the operation, improvement, extension, and maintenance of the Airport and other related facilities, property and easements.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Executive Airport Conference Room.
– One CPA Term Ending 12/31/15
Description: The Audit Committee serves in an advisory capacity between the City Council, the city’s independent auditor, internal auditor, and management. The committee will review the city’s financial reports and internal controls regarding finance and accounting.
Meetings: The committee shall meet at least three times annually, or more frequently as circumstances dictate.
– One Term Ending 12/31/15
Description: The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks came to be after years of planning, organizing, and fundraising by the Botanical Garden Society of the Ozarks, a homegrown, grassroots organization. The Garden is supported by the Society, a non-profit membership organization that exists solely to support and promote the Garden. The support of our community and your membership in the Botanical Garden Society of the Ozarks helps to ensure that the Garden will thrive for years to come.
– One Unexpired Term Ending 03/31/17
Description: The Civil Service Commission is responsible for examining and establishing eligibility lists for appointments and promotions within the police and fire Departments. The commission also acts upon appeals and disciplinary action taken by the police and fire chiefs and the mayor.
Meetings: Meetings are held whenever needed to administer tests and update eligibility lists. Meetings are generally held during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– One Unexpired Term Ending 03/31/17
– Two Unexpired Alternate Member Terms Ending 03/31/13
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.
– One Local Industry Term Ending 12/31/15
– Two Community Citizen-at-Large Terms Ending 12/31/15
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 the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm in the City Administration Building.
– Two Unexpired Terms Ending 06/30/15
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 first Thursday of each quarter at 5:30 p.m. in the City Administration Building.
– One Term Ending 12/28/17
– One Unexpired Term Ending 12/25/15
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 on the fourth Thursday of each month in the City Administration Building, Room 111 at 6 p.m.
– Three Terms Ending 12/31/15
Description: This board recommends priorities for capital improvements and means for financing the same, and prepares an annual progress report on parks and recreation activities.
Meetings: The board meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the City Administration Building. In addition to the regularly scheduled board meetings, there are committee meetings that occur on a regular basis.
– Three Unexpired Terms Ending 12/31/17
– Two Unexpired Terms Ending 6/30/17
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.
– One Tree Service Community Term Ending 12/31/14
– Three Community/Citizen-at-Large Terms Ending 12/31/14
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.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in Room 111 in the City Administration Building.