DATE: June 30, 2015
CONTACT: Debbie Havens, Clerk of the Commission
NEWS RELEASE - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
The City of Helena has the following board openings:
Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Compliance Committee
One citizen in the medical field to serve on the ADA Compliance Committee; the unexpired term will begin upon appointment and expire September 1, 2016.
One citizens with expertise in the field of architecture and/or construction; the unexpired term will begin upon appointment and expire September 2, 2016.
One citizen to serve on the ADA Committee; the term will begin on September 2, 2015 and expire September 1, 2018.
The ADA Compliance Committee will act as an advisory committee to assist in determination of reasonable accommodations. The Committee may review requests for reconsideration of complaints forwarded by the ADA Coordinator, may make determinations as to the validity of complaints, and my provide descriptions of the resolution of those grievances that have been appealed. The Committee may recommend priorities for making structural changes to public facilities, offer suggestions on how to achieve program accessibility, and review and make recommendations on employment practices and accommodations for compliance.
Business Improvement District
One citizen to serve an unexpired term on the Business Improvement District/Helena Parking Commission. Applicant must be the owner of property within the BID District or be the owner’s personal representative, agent or guardian. The unexpired term will begin upon appointment and expire on October 31, 2016.
City-County Planning Board
One city resident to serve on the City-County Planning Board; term will begin September 2, 2015 and expire September 1, 2018.
One citizen to serve as the joint appointment on the City-County Planning Board. Term will begin September 2, 2015 and expire September 1, 2018.
This board shall perform planning functions for the city and county and shall be the sole Planning Board to serve either or both governmental entities. Duties of this board will be to ensure the promotion of public health, safety, convenience, order, and the general welfare, and for the sake of efficiency and economy in the process of community development, the Board shall prepare a growth policy and serve in an advisory capacity to the local governing bodies establishing said Board.
Helena Housing Authority
One city resident to serve on the Helena Housing Authority. The term will begin on August 2, 2015 and expire August 1, 2020.
The Helena Housing Authority Board manages and sets policy for public housing in the City of Helena.
Helena Regional Airport Board
One citizen to serve as a joint city-county appointment on the Helena Regional Airport Board. The term will begin on September 2, 2015 and expire on September 1, 2018.
The Helena Regional Airport Authority was created by and receives its authority from the City of Helena/Lewis & Clark County Joint Resolution 10677. The Authority may plan, acquire, establish, develop, construct, enlarge, improve, maintain, equip, operate, regulate, protect, and police any Airport or air navigation facility or airport hazard to be jointly acquired, controlled and operated.
Non Motorized Travel Advisory Council (NMTAC)
Two residents of the City of Helena to serve on NMTAC. The unexpired terms will begin upon appointment and expire March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Interested persons should have knowledge, expertise and interest in promoting non-motorized transportation.
The general purpose of the council is to advise and make recommendations the City Commission regarding matters related to non-motorized travel and traffic calming, including the impact Commission actions may have upon bicycling, walking, and traffic calming.
Public Art Committee
Two citizens to serve on the Pubic Art Committee. The terms will begin upon appointment and expire on December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2017.
The Public Art Committee assists in promoting the concept of community awareness of and involvement in providing public art in Helena.
One city resident to serve as the alternate member on the Zoning Commission. The un-expired term begin upon appointment and expire September 30, 2018.
This commission shall perform zoning functions for the city and shall be the sole Zoning Commission for the City of Helena.
Applications are available at or by calling 447-8410 and can be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 316 N. Park Avenue, Room 323, Helena, MT 59623. The deadline for all board applications is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015.