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Posted on: November 26, 2018

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The City of Jackson is currently accepting applications for the following boards and commissions: 

BUILDING BOARD CODE OF APPEALS:

There are currently two vacancies on the Building Code Board of Appeals.  We are in need of two citizens.  The Board was created to determine the suitability of alternate materials and type of construction to provide for reasonable interpretations of the building code, and housing maintenance code, and holds hearings pursuant to the Housing Code relating to dangerous buildings.

CITY PLANNING COMMISSION:

There is currently one vacancy on the City Planning Commission.  This board consists of the Mayor, one administrative official, one Councilmember, and six other members.  The six members serve three year terms. The commission reviews matters related to planning and development in the City.

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION:

There is currently one vacancy on the Civil Service Commission.  Must be a registered elector in the City of Jackson for at least two years.  The Civil Service Commission provides for orderly and consistent administration of the Civil Service Code and maintenance of uniform personnel policies and practices throughout the City service.

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

There is currently one vacancy on the DDA. This board consists of 13 members with at least seven having an interest in downtown district property, and at least one member a resident of the downtown district.  The authority works on the development and implementation of a plan relating to the downtown.

ELECTION COMMISSION:

There is currently one vacancy on the Election Commission.  This board consists of two citizen members and the City Clerk, the City Attorney, and the City Assessor.  The commission shall have charge of all activities and duties required by state law relating to the conduct of election in the City.

ELLA SHARP PARK BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

There is currently one vacancy on the Ella Sharp Park Board of Trustees.  This board consists of five members, one of whom is a member of the City Council and four citizen members.  Members serve three-year terms.  The trustees have the responsibility for the care, handling, investing and reinvesting endowment fund of Ella W. Sharp.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION:

There is currently one vacancy on the Environmental Commission.  The board consists of five city resident members who serve three year terms.  The commission develops comprehensive, integrated environmental policies for implementation.

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION:

There are currently three vacancies on the Historic District Commission.  This board consists of seven City residents who serve three year terms. At least two members from a list of citizens submitted by a duly organized and existing local historical and/or preservation society(s) and, if available, one architect or graduate of an accredited school of architecture who has two years of architecture experience, or who is an architect registered in this state.  The commission oversees the preservation of historic buildings with designated City boundaries and safeguards the heritage of the City of Jackson by preserving a historic district.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION:

There is currently one vacancy on the Human Relations Commission.  This board consists of nine citizens; at least five must be City residents.  Board members serve three year terms.  The commission promotes mutual understanding, dignity and respect among all racial, religious and nationality groups, and works to discourage and prevent discriminatory practices against any such groups.

INCOME TAX BOARD OF REVIEW:

There is currently one vacancy on the Income Tax Board of Review.  This board consists of three City Residents who serve three year terms. This board reviews appeals concerning assessed income taxes.

JACKSON DISTRICT LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

This board consists of seven members. Three are appointed by the City Council, three members are appointed by the County Commission and one member is appointed alternately by the City and County. All serve four year terms.  This board oversees the administration and affairs of the Library.

LOCAL OFFICERS COMPENSATION COMMISSION:

There is currently one vacancy on this seven member Commission.  All members must be registered electors.  The commission determines and recommends the salaries of local elected officials.

PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION:

There are currently four vacancies on the Public Arts Commission.  The board consists of five members who shall be residents of the City of Jackson and serve three year terms.  Up to three appointed ex-officio members who will serve three-year terms.  The commission provides a platform that advises the City Council on public art displays, and utilizes civic art as a way to increase community revitalization efforts.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS:

There is currently one vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals.  The board consists of five city residents and two alternates who serve three year terms.  This board has the power to hear and make determinations regarding applications for variances regarding the erection and use of a building, or an addition to an existing building.

Please contact the Mayor’s office at 788-4028 for a Board Application, or an application may be downloaded from the City’s website using this link. Please return the application to the Mayor’s office as soon as possible.  Section 2.15. - Person in Default to the City. The city shall not contract with, or give an appointive position to, one who is in default to the city. No person who is in default to the city may accept or hold an elective or appointive position unless the default is resolved. Written notice describing the default shall be filed with the clerk and verified by the treasurer and served upon the candidate before the oath of office is given, or upon the officeholder. The term "default" shall not apply if the candidate or officeholder shall, within 30 days after receiving the notice, resolve the default, or if the person shall contest it by any recognized means of legal procedure before a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction. In the event the indebtedness is upheld, the person shall have 30 days after final determination of the obligation is made to pay it in full.

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