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City is Seeking Applications for Planning & Zoning Commissioner

The City of Palmer is seeking applications from citizens to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission. This is an opportunity to be part of a decision-making team governing your community.

The “Board/Commission Application” may be obtained by clicking here or from the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall (231 W. Evergreen). A completed application must be received by the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2018.

The Mayor reserves the right to extend deadlines and accept late applications. The Mayor nominates members with confirmation by city council. Applicants will be notified of the date the city council will consider the appointment and should plan on attending.

Planning & Zoning Commission

The applicant will fill a vacant seat with a term expiring December 31, 2021. The purpose of the PZC is to develop, adopt, alter, or revise the Comprehensive Plan; make recommendations to the Borough Platting Board; prepare and recommend ordinances and policies to the City Council concerning subdivision of land; perform duties as set out in Palmer Municipal Code Title 17: Zoning; and perform duties established by the City Council from time to time.

 Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

 Applicant Requirements:

  • Must reside within the Palmer city limits.
  • Have interest in issues and activities related to planning, platting, and land use regulation and community development in general.
  • Able to serve the remainder of the term from time of appointment through December 31, 2021.

 

Airport Advisory Commission

The Airport Advisory Commission consists of five to seven members who are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. The Commission assists in the development plans of the Airport, recommends methods and mean to implement airport plans, assists in the promulgation of airport regulations, work with and supports city staff in the implementation of airport regulations, and advances, promotes and improves aviation development and opportunities.

Board of Economic Development

The Board of Economic Development consists of seven members who are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. The Board is tasked with the development of a plan which states the goals and objectives to guide the city in its provision of long-term, permanent employment opportunities, enhancement of the quality of life for City residents, highest and best land use, and maximum development of natural resources.

Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Advisory Board

The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Advisory Board consists of seven members who are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. The Board is tasked with providing input and recommendations on issues relating to placement of memorials and plaques on city property and on the annual budget for city parks, recreation and cultural programs and projects.

Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission is composed of seven members who are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. The Commission acts on rezoning actions, conditional use permits, variances, planned unit developments (for PUD’s) and changes to the Palmer Municipal Code in Title, 17, Zoning.