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Posted on: January 14, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Volunteers Needed for City Boards

Each of the following appointed city boards, committees and commissions has vacancies effective immediately to fill vacated or unexpired terms. Applications for Appointment are available at the Application link below, or at City Hall, 520 3rd Street, Suite 230, or by calling (605) 692-6281. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk not later than February 1, 2013.

Board of Adjustment
Number of positions: 1 (2nd Alternate position)
Term Length: Unexpired term through 1/1/15
Residency Requirement: Required or reside within Joint Jurisdictional Area
Purpose: The Board of Adjustment has the authority to act on variances or special exceptions to the zoning ordinance. Four of the five members must vote in the affirmative for a motion to pass.

Board of Appeals
Number of positions: 1
Term Length: Vacated term through 1/1/18
Residency Requirement: Required
Purpose: The function of the Board of Appeals is to hear and decide on appeals or orders, decisions or determinations made by the city building officials relative to the application and interpretation of the Building Code, and to determine the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction. All members of the Board must be qualified by training and experience to pass upon the matters pertaining to building construction.

Human Rights Committee
Number of positions: 2 (1 Member and 1 Student Representative)
Term Length: Member - Unexpired term through 1/1/2016
Student Representative - Unexpired term through 5/1/2013
Residency Requirement: Not required
Purpose: The Human Rights Committee has the power to investigate alleging discrimination. Other programs include:
• The study of the existence, character, causes and extent of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, property rights, education and public services.
• Advise and provide a forum for those subjected to unfair and discriminatory practices in the City and County.
• Advise City officials concerning issues of discrimination.
• Conducting educational programs and disseminates information to further the committee’s policy to eliminate discrimination in the city.

Park & Recreation Board
Vacancy: 1 College Student Representative
Term Length: Unexpired term through 5/1/2013
Residency Requirement: Not required
Purpose: The Park & Recreation Board provides advice to the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to assist in fulfilling the administering of the public park system, recreation programs and city forestry program. The Board also advises the City Council and makes recommendations on matters regarding park capital improvements and planning.

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