Turnover with committees in Conway is growing, and there are 12 different openings for board members on six different committees.
Two positions are available on the Conway Planning Commission, which meets once a month. Both terms are for five years. The commission recently added Bill Yates to its 10-member commission, but two members are cycling off. It hears requests and makes recommendations to the Conway City Council concerning zoning, conditional uses, annexations and the moving of buildings. The Commission typically meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month to hear requests concerning zoning, conditional use permits, annexations, building movings, subdivision, and zoning related ordinance amendments.
Past members of the Planning Commission that have been off the Commission for at least 5 years may be nominated. The nominating committee of the Planning Commission will schedule interviews with each nominee. The nominating committee will then make recommendations to the full Planning Commission, which will then make recommendations to the City Council.
The Historic District Commission has three openings, which will each be three years in length.
The commission meets the fourth Monday of each month or when necessary in the downstairs conference room in City Hall. According to the description of the opening, “each member shall demonstrate a positive interest or expertise in historic preservation, architecture, history, urban or regional planning, building rehabilitation, real estate, or preservation or conservation in general.”
One position is available at the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board. It is a three-year term.
The board works with the city to recommend ways the city can become and remain an official Bicycle Friendly Community as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, an official WalkFriendly Community as designated by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, and a community that seeks to achieve the federal and state goals of the Safe Routes to Schools program. The board contains 11 members and meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Conway Police Department Conference Room.
One group that requires specific knowledge of the industry is the Building Code of Appeals, which has four open positions including electrical contractor with a term of four years, residential contractor with a term of four years, and two citizen-at-large positions, each with a one-year term.
The board is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of the city building codes.
The Health Facilities Board has one opening for a four-year term. The board meets when necessary. The Oak Grove Cemetery Board also has one open position with a five-year term. Board members are sometimes asked to go in the field to show visitors around, but duties otherwise relates to the general operation of the facility.
Nomination forms can be found at cityofconway.org. All terms start Jan. 1, 2013. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31.