Residents needed for boards, commissions

Jan. 31 is application deadline for multiple openings in Littleton

Staff report
Posted 1/6/20

Littleton residents who would like to serve on a city board, commission or authority can submit applications through 5 p.m. Jan. 31. A number of official city panels in Littleton have openings in …

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Residents needed for boards, commissions

Jan. 31 is application deadline for multiple openings in Littleton

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Littleton residents who would like to serve on a city board, commission or authority can submit applications through 5 p.m. Jan. 31.

A number of official city panels in Littleton have openings in 2020. All members must be residents of Littleton, except the Transportation Mobility Board. City council will review the applications and interviews will be set up for Feb. 24 to 26. Appointments will be made in March, and terms begin April 1.

Contact the city clerk at 303-795-3753 with questions. For more information and to find an application, go to https://www.littletongov.org/connect-with-us/city-leadership/authorities-boards-commissions/vacancies.

Openings

Board of Adjustment: Five members, two alternates, three-year terms
Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
This quasi-judicial body is authorized to grant zoning variances, allow land uses permitted by exception and hear appeals on administrative staff decisions.

Building Board of Appeals: Five members, two alternates, three-year terms
Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
This quasi-judicial body is authorized to review building code issues and make decisions on matters concerning the suspension and revocation of licenses arising under the Uniform Building Code.

Election Commission: Three members, four-year terms
Meetings are scheduled as needed
This commission reviews, recommends, and establishes procedures for municipal elections based on city charter, municipal code, and state statute provisions. The commission also establishes voting districts and appoints election judges. This commission has charge of all activities and duties required of it by law or city charter in conducting municipal elections.

Fine Arts Board: Seven members, three-year terms
Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The board provides arts programs for the city through the review and selection of artworks and exhibitions at public locations and public facilities throughout Littleton and serves as stewards of the Littleton art portfolio. It serves as the city's representative in art-related projects with other public and private agencies to encourage the use of the arts in response to community needs. The board promotes cultural arts within the city to enhance quality of life and recommend acquisition and disposition of city-owned art within city policies.

Historical Preservation Board: Seven members, two alternates, three-year terms
Meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
This board recommends policies, rules and regulations relating to historic preservation; develops public information and education programs, recommends buildings and sites for landmark or other local historic designation status and acts upon certificates of appropriateness on designated buildings.

Library Board: Seven members, three-year terms
Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The board acts as a representative body for the residents of the city, for advising the library director and city council of the citizens' interests and concerns about the library. The primary purpose of the board is to assist the library director in planning for library services and programs in response to community needs. Responsibilities of the board include reviewing and recommending a long-range plan, the annual programming, budget and making recommendations regarding the use of gifts for library use. The board also serves as an advisory body in the formulation of the library policies. 

Licensing Authority: Five members, two alternates, three-year terms
Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The Licensing Authority is the decision-making body on matters dealing with liquor licensing and medical marijuana centers in the City of Littleton. This includes reviewing requests for new liquor licenses and medical marijuana centers, as well as various actions and hearings for current license holders. The application process involves approval by the Littleton Licensing Authority and by the State of Colorado. 

Littleton Invests for Tomorrow (LIFT): Seven members, five-year terms
Meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The LIFT board of directors has the following roles and responsibilities: Ability to enter into contracts, borrow funds and make appropriations and expenditures; preparation of proposed urban renewal areas and urban renewal plans for submission to the city council for consideration and adoption; within the framework of an adopted urban renewal area and urban renewal plan, ability to undertake authorized public improvements, land assembly, demolition of buildings and disposition of property; ability to use eminent domain power only if authorized by the city council, and then only in accordance with strict state statutory provisions and limitations; ability to retain staff and consultants; and ability to enter into agreements with other public entities and agreements with property owners and developers.

Museum Board: Seven members, three-year terms
Meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
This board is an advisory board, which assists in the direction and development of the Littleton Historical Museum as an educational facility for the city. Additionally, the board recommends policies relating to gifts or loans and has final authority over the disposition of unwanted collections and assists whenever possible in the preservation, care and maintenance of all museum facilities and in furthering the educational programs offered by the museum.

Planning Commission: Seven members, two alternates, three-year terms
Meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
This commission is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on master plans, land annexations and initial zoning, flood plain designation, rezoning proposals and new subdivisions. 

Transportation Mobility Board: Seven members, three-year terms
Meets the second Thursday of the month
The Transportation Mobility Board advises city council on transportation, mobility, and multi-modal issues both in Littleton and the region, including issues related to the transportation master plan and related sub plans. The board will review how the city develops, finances, and implements the transportation system pertaining to streets, pedestrians, transit, bicycles, automobiles, congestion, traffic, signalization, the utilization of technology, and education of the public and private industry on transportation topics. Up to two members of the board may be individuals who have a business interest in Littleton but might not be residents of the city.

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