Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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

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

City-County Consolidated Planning Board
Two citizens to serve on the City-County Consolidated Planning Board as city representatives and must live in the city limits.  One position is for a full term that will begin on September 1, 2012 and expire August 31, 2015 and one position is for an unexpired term that will begin upon appointment and expire August 31, 2013.
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 citizen to serve on the Helena Housing Authority Board as a tenant representative.  The term will begin upon appointment and expire August 1, 2014.

The Helena Housing Authority Board manages and sets policy for public housing in the City of Helena.

Helena Regional Airport Authority Commission
One citizen to serve as the joint city-county appointment on the Helena Regional Airport Authority Commission.  Term will being September 1, 2012 and expire August 31, 2013. 
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.

Public Art Committee
One artist representative and one art organization representative to serve on the Public Art Committee.  The artist representative term that will begin upon appointment and expire December 31, 2014.  The art organization representative term will begin upon appointment and expire December 31, 2014.
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 4, 5 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 helenacitizenscouncil.com or call HCC Coordinator Shannyn Henkel at 447-8493.

Applications are available at www.ci.helena.mt.us /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@ci.helena.mt.us.

The deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2012.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Watershed Festival on Tap for Aug. 18

 The Lake Helena Watershed Group will hold its 5th annual Watershed Festival Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9:30 AM to 1 PM in Women's Park.

This free community event will feature lots of family-friendly activities, including:
  • Live music by Comatose Smile
  • A live exhibit of Montana fish
  • Construction of edible aquifers made of ice cream to help explain the different geological layers of the earth and how aquifers can become contaminated
  • A geocaching treasure hunt

 The Lake Helena Watershed covers 620 square miles and includes three major drainages: Silver, Tenmile, and Prickly Pear Creeks. Sixty-eight percent of the watershed is in Lewis and Clark County, with the rest in Jefferson County. The festival offers a chance to learn much more about the watershed group and what it's doing to enhance and maintain our water quality and quantity.
[Information posted from:  "The County Pulse" Published by the Lewis & Clark City-County Health Department    August 2012- Issue 70]