HOT SPRINGS -- The City of Hot Springs will accept applications for volunteer positions on 17 advisory boards and commissions until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 19. Applicants must be registered voters of the City of Hot Springs unless otherwise specified. Advisory group members are appointed by the Board of Directors. Most of the groups hold their meetings in the Board Chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard.
Four openings for city residents on the Airport Advisory Committee
The committee assists the airport manager and city manager in the development and review of airport operating policies and procedures. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. in the terminal building at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road.
One opening for city residents on the Animal Control Advisory Committee
The committee, which meets as needed, assists Animal Services in evaluating policies and procedures, including public education concerning responsible pet ownership. Meetings are held at the John Seales Animal Services Center, 319 Davidson Drive.
Three openings for city residents on the Arts Advisory Committee
Responsibilities are to review and recommend placement of permanent art at publicly-owned facilities in the city; to assist in the organization and promotion of temporary art exhibits at publicly-owned facilities; and to assist in the securing of private grant funding and art donations for permanent art displays at public buildings in the city. Meetings are held in the City Hall Board Chambers on an as-needed basis.
One opening from District 2 on the Community Development Advisory Committee
Residents must be from Board District 2 to be eligible to serve. The committee evaluates and establishes operating policies and procedures for the CDBG Entitlement Program and meets on the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the City Hall Board Chambers.
Two openings for the Historic District Commission
The commission oversees historic district rules and regulations. Applicants must be owners of real property, or officers or stockholders of owners of real property, or business owners, or officers or stockholders of businesses within the Central Avenue Historic District; or an owner of real property, or officer or stockholder of owner of real property, or business owner, or officer or stockholder of businesses within the Pleasant Street Historic District (one opening for each district). Meetings are held on the third Thursday at 8 a.m. in the City Hall Board Chambers.
One opening for city residents on the Parks and Trails Advisory Committee
The committee provides guidance and oversight for the city’s parks and trails programming, planning and policy development. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 5 p.m.
Three openings on the Planning Commission
The commission reviews all land development proposals within the city and subdivisions outside the corporate limits to insure compliance with the Zoning Code. The commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. For one opening, residents must be from Board District #6 to be eligible to serve. For two openings, residents must reside in the planning area but outside the city limits. The commission meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Board Chambers.
One opening for city residents on the Transportation Advisory Committee
The 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, 100 Broadway Terrace.
One opening for city residents on the Urban Forestry Committee
The committee promotes, protects, and enhances the beauty, environmental benefits and general welfare of Hot Springs’ urban forest. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Engineering Department Conference Room at City Hall.
Applications are available online at www.cityhs.net or in the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 133 Convention Boulevard. For more information, call Leslie Kauffman in the Office of the City Clerk at 321-6805.