City seeks applicants for several boards, commissions |

City seeks applicants for several boards, commissions

— Want to help plan the future of Bear River Park?

Have a knack for evaluating multi-million dollar building proposals based on their adherence to city codes?

The city of Steamboat Springs wants you to serve on one of its many volunteer boards and commissions that make recommendations to the CIty Council.

The city is currently seeking applications for the Planning Commission, Yampa Valley Housing Authority, Golf Committee, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Board of Adjustment.

Emphasis is on Board of Adjustment, which weighs variance requests, talks about building setbacks and meets only on an occasional basis.

City officials said they have been advertising for the opening on that board for more than a year without any new takers.

nor the Housing Authority currently have enough applicants to fill seats, while the openings on Planning Commission and the Golf Committee are more competitive.

All the seats carry a three-year term, with the exception of the Parks and Recreation Commission, which carries a two-year term.

And most come with some perks in addition to a civic learning experience and volunteerism.

Board of Adjustment and Parks and Recreation Commission members receive a ski pass to Howelsen Hill.

The golf management committee receives golf benefits, and planning commissioners get a Howelsen Hill pass and a Haymaker Golf pass.

Applications are due to the city by Jan. 13.

If there are more applicants than seats, the City Council typically interviews candidates and makes appointments.

Call City Hall, at 970-879-2060, or stop by at 137 10th St. for more information.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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