The City of Hot Springs will accept applications until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 18 for 17 openings for city residents on various city advisory boards and commissions. 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 on the Airport Advisory Committee: The five-member committee assists the airport director and city manager in the development and review of airport operating policies and procedures. Meetings are held at noon on the third Tuesday of every month.
Two openings on the Arts Advisory Committee: The nine-member committee reviews placement of permanent art; assists in organization and promotion of temporary art exhibits at publicly-owned facilities; and assist in securing private grant funding and art donations for permanent art displays at public buildings. Meetings are held at noon on the second Tuesday of every month in the Parks Conference Room at the City Hall Annex, 111 Opera Street.
Three openings on the Board of Adjustments and Appeals/Board of Zoning Adjustment: The five-member board hears appeals from the decision of the administrative officers in respect to the enforcement and applications of various development codes, along with appeals and variance requests concerning the administration and applications of the Zoning Code. Meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month.
One opening on the Civil Service Commission: The five-member commission performs various personnel related functions related to the city’s uniformed departments (fire and police), including administration of hiring and promotional testing. Members serve six-year terms. Meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.
One opening on the Community Development Advisory Committee for a District Two resident: The committee evaluates and establishes operating policies and procedures for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.
One opening on the Historic District Commission for an architect who may, but is not required to be an owner, officer, or stockholder of an owner of real property, or a business owner, officer, or stockholder of businesses within either the Central Avenue or Pleasant Street Historic District. Meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month.
Two openings on the Parks and Trails Advisory Committee: The 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 every month in the Parks Conference Room at the City Hall Annex, 111 Opera Street.
One opening on the Planning Commission: The commission reviews all land development proposals within the city and subdivisions inside the city and within its adopted planning area to insure compliance with the Zoning and Subdivision Codes. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month.
Two openings on the Transportation Advisory Committee: The seven-member committee assists the Board of Directors and city staff in the establishment of policies for the city’s public transit system as well as public transportation issues of a general nature. Meetings are held as needed at the Transportation Depot, 100 Broadway Terrace.
Two openings on the Urban Forestry Committee: The five-member committee is to promote, protect, and enhance the beauty, environmental benefits, and general welfare of the Hot Springs urban forest in an advisory role for the Board of Directors. Members serve four-year terms. Meeting are held at 5:30 p.m. on a quarterly basis in the Parks Conference Room at the City Hall Annex, 111 Opera Street.
Applications are available online at www.cityhs.net or in the office of the city clerk, 133 Convention Boulevard. For information call 321-6805.