City of Janesville seeks committee volunteers

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Gazette staff
Saturday, February 26, 2011
— The city of Janesville has several vacancies for board, commission or committee volunteer positions.

Applications must be received by Friday, March 4, to be considered for these openings:

-- Citizen advisory committee on appointments—One vacancy for an alternate member. This committee recommends to the city manager and council president resident nominees to municipal committees, commissions and boards.

-- Citizens board of review—Three vacancies for alternate members. The board listens to testimony from the assessor’s office and the property owner to determine if adjustments to property assessments are appropriate. Meetings take place as needed.

-- Golf course advisory committee—One vacancy for an alternate member. This committee reviews and makes recommendations on public golf course operations and solicits public comments and opinions about improving the golf courses. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month during golf season.

-- Historic commission—One vacancy for a voting member. The commission reviews national register nominations and promotes historic preservation awareness. The commission also makes recommendations to the city council and establishes guidelines and develops criteria for construction, alteration or demolition of improvements within a historic district. Meetings are held at 5:15 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

-- Leisure services advisory committee—Two vacancies for voting members. The committee reviews and makes recommendations to the leisure services department and the city administration on matters concerning planning, development, operation, maintenance and promotion of the programs, facilities, and parks based upon the community’s needs and interest. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every other month.

-- Plan commission—Two vacancies for voting members. The plan commission reviews items referred from the city council relating to planning, zoning and physical development. The commission meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month.

-- Police and fire commission—One vacancy. The commission is responsible for hiring police and fire chiefs and approval of their subordinate appointments. They also review charges against and may discipline or dismiss the police or fire chief or any subordinate. Meetings are held as needed.

-- Transportation committee—Two vacancies for voting members. This committee studies the city’s transportation problems, evaluates alternatives to and solutions for such problems and makes related recommendations to the city council. Meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. on a quarterly basis.

-- Zoning board of appeals—One alternate member vacancy. This board reviews requests to vary or modify standards in the zoning ordinance. Meetings are at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month and as needed.

To be eligible for an appointment, individuals must have interest or knowledge in the committee’s subject matter and be able to meet at the committee’s usual time. Some committees require members to be residents of the city. Individuals can complete an application form at www.ci.janesville.wi.us or download and print a copy for mailing.

For more information, call the city manager’s office at (608) 755-3177.

Last updated: 4:13 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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