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Posted on: June 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] City accepting advisory group applications until June 16

The City of Hot Springs will accept applications until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 16 for a total of 29 volunteer positions on various city advisory boards and commissions. Unless otherwise specified, applicants must be registered voters of the City of Hot Springs. Board and commission members are appointed by the Board of Directors and meet in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard, unless otherwise specified. The openings include the following:

Two openings for city residents on the Airport Advisory Committee.  This committee was created for the purpose of evaluating policy and procedures for Hot Springs Memorial Field and making recommendation concerning airport operations and development. The committee consists of five members and assists the airport manager and city manager in the development and review of airport operating policies and procedures.  Meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.

Three openings for city residents on the Animal Control Advisory Committee.   This seven-member committee assists the Animal Services Department in evaluating policies and procedures including public education efforts concerning responsible pet ownership.  Meetings are held as needed.

One opening for city residents on the Board of Adjustments & Appeals/Board of Zoning Adjustment.  This five-member board hears appeals from the decision of the administrative officers in respect to the enforcement and application of various development codes, along with appeals and variance requests concerning the administration and application of the Zoning Code.  Meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Four openings for city residents on the Community Development Advisory Committee.  Two positions are for city residents at large, one position is for city resident residing in District 1, and one position is for city resident residing in District 2.  The committee evaluates and establishes operating policies and procedures for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and meets at 1 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month.

Three openings on the Historic District Commission, which oversees historic district rules and regulations.  Two of the openings must be an owner of real property, or officer or stockholder of an owner of real property, or a business owner, or officer or stockholder of businesses within the Central Avenue Historic District.  One opening must be an owner of real property, or officer or stockholder of an owner of real property, or a business owner, or officer or stockholder of businesses within the Pleasant Street Historic District. Meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

Six openings on the Parks and Trails Advisory Committee.  This nine-member group provides guidance and oversight in the city’s parks and trails, including planning and policy development.  Meetings are held at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Parks and Trails Office, 111 Opera Street.

Four openings on the Planning Commission.  One position is for a city resident residing in District 1, one position is for a city resident residing in District 3, one position is for a city resident residing in District 4, and one position is for a Garland County resident, living outside the city limits but within the city’s adopted planning area.  This commission reviews all land development proposals within the city and subdivisions outside the corporate limits to insure compliance with the zoning code.  Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.

Three openings for city residents on the Transportation Advisory Committee. This committee assists the Board of Directors and city staff in establishing policies for the city’s public transit system and addressing public transportation issues of a general nature. Meetings are held as needed at the Transportation Depot.

Three openings for city residents on the Urban Forestry Committee.  This committee promotes, protects, and enhances the beauty, environmental benefits and general welfare of Hot Springs’ urban forest. Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on a quarterly basis in the Parks Conference Room at the City Hall Annex.

Applications are available online at www.cityhs.net or in the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard. For information contact Jennifer Shryock, 501-321-6805.

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