ASSESSMENT EQUALIZATION BOARD
Volunteer. Eleven vacancies. Must be elector of the
City as well as a property owner. Members of the Board shall hear
objections to estimated special assessments for particular projects in the City.
Term: Three years commencing immediately. Boards for specific projects shall
be selected, by lot, from the Assessment Equalization Board.
BOARD OF BUILDING
One vacancy. Must be a registered architect. Members need not be electors of
the City. Members of the Board shall hear appeals to decisions of the Building
Official and appeals for variances to the requirements of the Code. Term: One
OF ZONING APPEALS
Volunteer. Two vacancies. Must be electors of the City. Members of the Board
of Zoning Appeals shall hear and determine all appeals; grant or recommend
variances; and have the power to hear and decide any question involving the
interpretation of any provision of the Zoning Ordinance. Members will also hear
appeals for the Exterior Maintenance Code. Term: Three-year terms commencing
ON DESIGN AND PRESERVATION
Volunteer. One vacancy. Must be elector of the City. Members shall have, to
the highest extent possible, a demonstrated knowledge, experience, or interest
in architecture and/or historic preservation. Members must possess a
determination to work for the overall improvement of the quality of the physical
environment of the City. Term: Three year term.
HOUSING BOARD/HOUSING APPEALS BOARD
One vacancy. Must be elector of the City. May not hold any elected public
office at municipal, county, state or federal level and shall not be employed by
the City, but may be employed by the County, State and federal government.
Members hear complaints on alleged violations and/or unlawful housing practices;
hear appeals on the enforcement of the Housing Code; and grant variances in
cases of undue hardship. Terms: One three-year term commencing on 05/02/2013.
AREA REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
Volunteer. One vacancy. Must be electors of the City for a period of at least
three years prior to appointment. PARTA serves Portage County and works to
provide transportation systems for the purpose of scheduled mass movement of
passengers. Term: Three years commencing 7/1/2013.
Volunteer. Two vacancies. Must be a resident of the City and possess some
technical knowledge and/or strong understanding of environmental issues. The
Commission is responsible for the examination of the current and proposed
policies and programs and shall make evaluations on their environmental impact
as well as their effect on the livability and sustainability of the community.
Terms: One three-year term commencing 05/01/2013, and one unexpired term ending
statutory definition, "elector" means anyone of voting age and a resident of the
City. The Kent City Charter Section 61(d) mandates that all appointments to
City Boards and Commissions shall be electors of the City, with the exception of
the Board of Building Appeals.
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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED THROUGH MARCH 28, 2013. FOR MORE
INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS, CALL: LINDA JORDAN, CLERK OF COUNCIL (678-8007) OR