NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty needs YOU. Residents can make a difference in many aspects of community development. On July 1 each year, new terms begin on the following boards and commissions, and the public is invited to serve. Applications are available at the city administration building at 3 Quail Creek Cir. or on the city’s website, and must be turned in by June 5. The city council will make appointments at their June 26 meeting for terms that will begin on July 1. Iowa State Code requires that cities have gender balance on all boards and commissions. With appointments and reappointments, gender balance will be considered.
Planning & Zoning Commission (two positions:
This advisory board makes recommendations to the city council regarding requests for annexation, zoning, amendments to the comprehensive plan, subdivision plats and commercial site plans. The Planning & Zoning Commission assists in determining how North Liberty will grow and how land is utilized. The commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Appointments are for three years.
Board of Adjustment(one position)
The Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals for building permit approval when a permit has been denied because of non-compliance with certain requirements of the zoning code. This board meets only when an appeal has been filed. Appointments are for a five year term.
Board of Appeals (two positions)
The Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals to decisions made by the code official in the enforcement or interpretation of the building code. This board meets only when an appeal has been filed. Appointments are for a three year term.
Park and Recreation Commission (three positions)
The Park and Recreation Commission plans for the continuing development of parks and recreation facilities in North Liberty. They also set policies for operation of those facilities. This commission meets monthly. Appointments are for a three year term.
Library Board of Trustees (two positions)
The Library Board of Trustees oversees and sets policies for the operation of the North Liberty Community Library. The board meets once each month. Appointments are for a three year term.
Tree and Storm Water Advisory Board (one position)
The Tree Board studies, plans, advises and recommends actions necessary for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, or removal of trees, shrubs and plants in city parks, along streets and in other public areas. The Tree Board meets quarterly. Appointments are for a three year term.
Telecommunications Commissions (two positions)
The Telecommunications Commission oversees the development and enforcement of the telecommunications ordinance and acts as a liaison between the cable provider and local subscribers. They also set policy for the local access television channel. The commission meets quarterly. Appointments are for a three year term.
Cemetery Board (one position)
The Cemetery Board, jointly with the Penn Township Trustees, oversees the operation and maintenance of the Ridgewood Cemetery and the historic cemetery in Penn Township. The Cemetery Board meets several times each year. Appointments are for a three year term.