Buda is looking for applicants to serve its open boards and commissions positions

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Buda City Council is accepting applications from citizens interested in serving in one of the various open positions for the city’s boards and commissions.

Application forms may be picked up at City Hall, 121 S. Main St., Buda, during normal business hours or can be downloaded from the city’s website.

Applicants have until March 26 to either submit the application to the city of Buda, c/o City Clerk, P.O. Box 1380, Buda or deliver it to City Hall, 121 S. Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Applicants can also e-mail applications to the city clerk.

The following positions will be open as of April 1:

Construction Board of Appeals, four open positions
This board is an advisory body to the city council that exhibits certain autonomous decision-making. Its powers and duties include hearing appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by city officials relative to the application and interpretation of Chapter 6 (building regulations) of the Code of Ordinances. This board holds its meetings on an as-needed basis.

Dupre Local Government Corporation, five open positions
The corporation was established via the 2004 Interlocal Agreement between Hays County and the city. The corporation is responsible for the receiving, investing and disbursing of all funds of the corporation; accounting for reporting on all financial activity; coordinating the independent audit; budget development; and administration and project financing for projects on the Cabela’s Tax Reinvestment Zone. The corporation meets annually and as needed throughout the year.

Historic Preservation Commission, four open positions
This commission serves as an advisory board to the city council in matters relating to heritage and historic preservation activities. The commission meets monthly every first Thursday at 7 p.m.

Library Commission, three open positions
The Library Commission advises in matters relating to policies for the operation of the library facilities and services for the City of Buda. The commission meets monthly every second Thursday at 7 p.m.

Main Street Advisory Board, five open positions
The Main Street Advisory Board is responsible for assisting in policy, review of the annual program budget and determining the goals of the new Buda Main Street Program. Board members should live in the city limits or own/operate a business in the city limits. The board meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

Parks and Recreation Commission, four open positions
The Parks and Recreation Commission serves in matters relating to policies, rules, and regulations of the public parks and recreation programs. The commission meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Commission, four open positions
The Planning and Zoning Commission serves as an advisory board to the city council in matters related to ensuring planned and purposeful development and to enforce state and local statutes and ordinances. The commission serves as the review board for sign related variances and appeals. The commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday every month at 7 p.m.

Sustainability Commission, four open positions
The Sustainability Commission serves as an advisory board to the city council in matters related to acting in the interest of sustainable practices, recognizing all three aspects of sustainability, including environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic development; as well making advisory policy recommendations to the council on issues relating to the environment, efforts or programs to address environmental issues such as air quality, water quality, and resource conservation relating to the protection and integrity of the natural environment . The commission meets annually and as needed throughout the year.

Zoning Board of Adjustment, three open positions
The Zoning Board of Adjustment has the authority to hear and decide appeals where the applicant alleges there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by city staff or the city council in the enforcement of the city’s zoning regulations and ordinances. The board meets only as needed on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

For additional information, contact the City Clerk at 512-312-0084.

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Starlight Williams
Starlight Williams joined Community Impact Newspaper July 2017 after graduating Loyola University New Orleans. She spent her time covering city government, education and business news in the Buda and Kyle area. Starlight moved on from Community Impact July 2018.
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