The City of Hot Springs will accept applications until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13 for a total of 16 volunteer advisory board and commission positions. Applicants must be registered voters of the City of Hot Springs unless otherwise specified. Board and commission members are appointed by the Board of Directors. Most groups meet in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard. Listed below are details regarding the open positions.
Two openings for city residents on the Animal Control Advisory Committee. This committee assists the Animal Services Department in evaluating policies and procedures including public education efforts concerning responsible pet ownership. Meetings are held as needed.
Two openings for city residents on the Arts Advisory Committee, whose responsibilities are to review and recommend placement of permanent art at publicly-owned facilities in the city; assist in the organization and promotion of temporary art exhibits at publicly-owned facilities; and assist in the securing of private grant funding and art donations for permanent art displays at public buildings in the city. Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.
One opening for a city resident on Board of Adjustments and Appeals (BAA)/Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA). The dual committee hears appeals of enforcement and application of development codes and meets the fourth Monday of every month at 4 p.m.
One opening for a city resident on the Civil Service Commission. The commission performs various personnel related functions related to the city's uniformed departments (fire and police), including administration of hiring and promotional testing. The commission consists of five members and is established by H.S.C. 10-3 pursuant to state law.
One opening for a city resident (District 2 city resident preferred) on the Community Development Advisory Committee. The committee evaluates and establishes operating policies and procedures for the CDBG Entitlement Program and meets the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m.
Two Planning Commission openings (Position 6 applicant must reside in District 6; Position 9 candidate must reside outside city limits but within the planning area). The commission reviews all land development proposals within the city and subdivisions outside the corporate limits to insure compliance with the city’s zoning code. The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.
Three openings for city residents on the Transportation Advisory Committee. This committee assists the Board of Directors and city staff in the establishment of policies for the city’s public transit system and 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 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Engineering Department Conference Room in City Hall.
Applications are available online at www.cityhs.net or in the Office of the City Clerk, 133 Convention Boulevard. For information, call Deputy City Clerk Leslie Kauffman, 321-6805.