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Vacancies On Paris Boards And Commissions

 

 

If you are a resident of Paris and would like to make a difference in the city by volunteering your time and knowledge, you may want to consider serving on one of the City’s Boards, Committees or Commissions.

The city is accepting applications for positions on the Airport Advisory Board, Band Commission, Building Board of Appeals, Building and Standards Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Housing Authority, Library Advisory Board, Main Street Advisory Board, Paris Economic Development Corporation, Planning & Zoning Commission, Traffic Commission, and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Board appointments will be made on June 25, 2018, at the regular City Council meeting. For more information or to obtain an application, please contact City Clerk Janice Ellis at (903) 784-9248 or at jellis@paristexas.gov.

Airport Advisory Board

This board acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council regarding Cox Field, its airfield and business operations, facilities, long-range planning, and special events.  Must be a resident citizen of Lamar County and a registered voter in Lamar County.  This Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm.

TWO VACANCIES – each term is 7-1-2018 – 6-30-2021

Band Commission

This commission is responsible for the organization, discipline, membership, and duties of the members of the Municipal Band and the Leaders or Instructors thereof, and may regulate same by such rules or bylaws as they may deem it necessary to pass; provided, that no rule or bylaw or amendment of same shall be in force or effect until the same has been submitted to and approved by the City Council.  Membership is reserved for a representative of the Visitors and Convention Council of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, one active member of the Band, and three members to be appointed at-large. Must be a resident citizen of the City of Paris a registered voter of Paris.  This Commission meets on an as is needed basis.

TWO VACANCIES (band membership is not required to serve in these vacant positions) – each term is 7-1-2018 – 6-30-2020

Building board of appeals

The Board hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official or fire code official relating to the application and interpretation of the technical provisions of the building, existing building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and fire codes for both residential and commercial construction.  The board shall not have the authority to waive or modify any of the code provisions as listed or adopted. Regular membership is reserved for one Texas Licensed Master Electrician with at least five years’ experience; one Texas Licensed Master Plumber with at least five years’ experience in the plumbing trade; one member shall be an engineer, architect or design professional in the City of Paris with five years’ experience; one general contractor in the City of Paris with at least five years of experience; one Texas Licensed Mechanical Contractor with at least five years of experience.  Each of the two alternates shall be of one of the professions listed above.  Members must be a resident, or own or operate businesses located within the City of Paris, must be a registered voter in Lamar County, and shall not be employees of the City.

SEVEN VACANCIES

Needed are:

One Texas Licensed Master Electrician

One Texas Licensed Master Plumber

One Engineer, Architect or design professional

One General Contractor

One Texas Licensed Mechanical Contractor

Two alternates which meets one of the qualifications of a regular member

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS BOARD DOES NOT MEET OFTEN, BUT ON AS IS NEEDED BASIS

Building and Standards Commission

This commission evaluates and declares structures dangerous or substandard and determines the remedy for having the structure comply with codes and ordinances.  Members must be residents of the city and, as nearly as possible, represent each council district.  Must be a registered voter in Paris.  This commission meets on the third Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m.

TWO VACANCIES – each term is 7-1-2018 – 6-30-2021

Civil Service Commission

This commission adopts rules and investigates matters related to enforcement of Civil Service regulations for firefighters and police officers, and hears appeals from disciplinary actions.  Members must have good moral character, a resident of the city for more than three years, be over 25 years of age, and not have held any public office within the preceding three years.  Must be a registered voter in Paris.

No vacancies at this time.

Historic Preservation Commission

This commission adopts rules and procedures; adopts identification criteria and rules for delineation of historic district boundaries; conducts and administers historic resource surveys; recommends designation of districts and landmarks; establishes committees as needed; produces and distributes minutes of meetings; develops public outreach/education/awareness programs; approves/disapproves certificates of appropriateness; provides design and other reasonable forms of advice to owners and tenants of historic properties in the certificate of appropriateness review process; recommends acquisition of endangered historic resources to the City Council; submits an annual report to City Council; prepares and promotes design guidelines for landmarks/districts.  Membership is reserved for an architect, a member of a local Historical Society, a member of the Main Street Advisory Board; an owner of or resident or tenant in a landmark property or property in a Historic District; and three at-large members.  Must be a registered voter in Paris, unless a landmark or Historic Property District owner, they must be a registered voter in Lamar County.  This commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm, and if needed, on the fourth Monday of the month at 4:00 pm.

FOUR VACANCIES (one appointment is reserved for a member of the Historical Society) – each term is 7-1-2018 – 6-30-2020

Housing Authority of the City of Paris

This board oversees the budget, maintenance, and policies of the Housing Authority of the City of Paris, which consists of several apartment communities as well as duplexes and houses in the city limits of Paris.  Members must be residents of the city and cannot be officers or employees of the City of Paris.  Additionally, one member is required to be a tenant of public housing. A commissioner may serve no more than two consecutive two-year terms (LGC Section 392.033(f). These positions are selected by the mayor. Must be a registered voter in Paris.  This board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 pm.

THREE VACANCIES (one appointment is reserved for a tenant) – each term is 7-1-2018 – 6-30-2020.

Library Advisory Board

This board acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council to study and make recommendations concerning library services, maintenance, and capital improvement projects.  Members must be residents of the city, have knowledge of library affairs and a strong interest in library operations, as well as exhibit a genuine appreciation of books.  Must be a registered voter in Paris.  This board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm.

ONE VACANCY – the term is 7-1-2018 – 6-30-2021

Main Street Advisory Board

This board advises the City Council and recommends Main Street program policies, goals and objectives.  Also recommends guidelines for the refurbishing of buildings in the downtown area, recommends programs to bring patrons into the downtown area, and sponsors advertising for downtown events. Must be a registered voter in Paris.  This board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 pm.

TWO VACANCIES – each term is 7-1-2018 – 6-30-2021

Paris Economic Development Corporation

This board administers 4A sales tax funds for the promotion and enhancement of job creation and retention and other economic development activities of the City of Paris through the development of incentives and short-term and long-term planning.  Must be a registered voter in Lamar County.  Meets the third Friday of each month at 9:30 am.

TWO VACANCIES – each term is 7-1-2018 – 6-30-2021

Planning and Zoning Commission

This commission reviews the requests by property owners for changes in zoning inside the city limits of Paris and makes recommendations to City Council for the approval or disapproval of those requests.  Members must be citizens of the City of Paris, taxpayers, and a registered voter in Paris.  This commission meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm.

TWO VACANCIES – each term is 7-1-2018 – 6-30-2021

Traffic Commission

This commission reviews requests for traffic control measures and proposes measures designed to minimize traffic safety problems resulting from vehicular traffic in Paris.  Members must be a resident of the city and a registered voter in Paris.  This commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:15 pm.

TWO VACANCIES – each term is 7-1-2018 – 6-30-2021

Zoning Board of Adjustment

This board hears zoning-related appeals by any person aggrieved or by an officer, department, or board of the municipality affected by the zoning decision of the administrative officer.  Must be a resident of the city and a registered voter in Paris.

SEVEN VACANCIES (including two alternate positions) – these positions will be staggered resulting in four two-year terms and three one-year terms.