Carbondale seeks volunteers for four citizen committees
CARBONDALE – The town of Carbondale is accepting applications from citizen volunteers to fill openings on four volunteer boards and commissions.
The town has openings for one regular member on the Environmental Board and two regular members on the Historic Preservation Commission, and an alternate member on the Public Arts Commission and Board of Adjustment.
“This is an early announcement of existing openings. There will be another announcement in the summer for terms ending in August of this year,” according to a news release issued by the town.
Applications are available at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave., and must be submitted by mail or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. March 31. Applications are also available on the town website: http://www.carbondalegov.org under “Community Governance.”
The Environmental Board opening is for a two-year term. The board provides analysis and recommendations to the Board of Trustees on local environmental issues. The board also co-sponsors the annual Dandelion Day parade and festival. Residency within the town limits is desired, but up to three members may reside outside of town. Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month.
The Historic Preservation Commission’s mission is the protection, preservation and perpetuity of the town’s historic and cultural heritage, including designation of historic landmarks. The Commission has applied for and received grants to study the history of numerous local historic structures. Terms are for three years. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month.
The Public Arts Commission works to provide all forms of public art for the enhancement and enjoyment of residents and visitors. The “Art aRound Town” project has brought sculptural art into the community since 2002. The commission also receives funding through the 1 percent for the Arts Program to purchase permanent public art in Carbondale. Terms are three years, and the commission meets at 8 a.m. the second Friday of every month.
The Board of Adjustment and Appeals has two openings for alternate positions. This board meets as needed (approximately three to six times per year), to hear applications for variances or appeals. Terms are four years. Meetings, as needed, are on the last Wednesday of the month.
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