Friday, February 8, 2013

Opening for advisory boards and citizens council at the City of Helena. Applications due February 21, 2013.


DATE:  February 6, 2013 
        CONTACT: Debbie Havens, Clerk of the Commission, 447-8410

The City of Helena is seeking interested citizens to serve on the following boards: 

Board of Adjustment
One citizen to serve as the alternate member on the Board of Adjustment.  Term will begin upon appointment and expire October 1, 2015. 
The five-member board acts on applications for variances in the zoning ordinance.   

Helena Zoning Commission
One citizen to serve as the alternate member on the City Zoning Commission.  The term will begin upon appointment and expired September 30, 2015. 
This board shall perform zoning functions for the city and shall be the sole Zoning Commission for the City of Helena. 

Non-Motorized Travel Advisory Council (NMTAC)
One resident of the City of Helena to serve on NMTAC.  The term will begin upon appointment and expire March 31, 2015.  Interested persons should have knowledge, expertise and interest in promoting non-motorized transportation and traffic calming.
The general purpose of the council is to advise the City Commission and Neighborhood Transportation Program.  Duties will include:  
      1. Recommending priorities in plan implementation and facility maintenance;
      2. Advocating for non-motorized facilities in development projects;
      3. Developing, supporting and sponsoring educational programs;
      4. Advocating for funding in the City budget and identifying potential funding sources;
      5. Reviewing and advising on grant applications, including CTEP;
      6. Advising on traffic-calming measures;
      7. Developing and distributing a non-motorized transportation system map.

Public Art Committee
One art organization representative to serve on the Public Art Committee.  The unexpired term will begin upon appointment and expire December 31, 2013.  
This committee promotes community awareness of public art and will be involved in recommendations for providing public art in Helena.  Goals and guidelines have been established to assist the committee members.

Helena Citizens Council
There are currently vacancies in Districts 2, 3, 4 and 6 of the Helena Citizens Council.  If you are interested in finding out what district you live in or serving on the HCC please visit their web page at or call HCC Coordinator at 447-8493.

Applications are available at /commission/boards or by calling 447-8410 and can be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 316 N. Park Avenue, Room 323, Helena, MT 59623 or to dhavens(at)

The deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2013.

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