Bella Vista seeks to fill vacant planning, zoning seats

by The City Wire staff ( 6 views 

The city of Bella Vista is taking applications to fill several vacant positions on the planning commission and the board of zoning adjustment. Appointments will serve out the remainder of the position’s term.

The planning commission is a seven member panel that reviews development and subdivision petitions and hears appeals of the planning, building, and code enforcement department’s interpretation of the subdivision code.

Members of the commission are expected to attend two scheduled meetings per month if there is business to conduct. There are two positions open on the commission:

Position 2, Term Expiration October 2017
Position 5, Term Expiration October 2018

The board of zoning adjustment is a seven member panel that hears petitions for variances from the zoning code, interprets district boundaries of the zoning map.

Members of the board are expected to attend one scheduled meeting per month if there is business to conduct. There is one position open on the board:

Position 1, Term Expiration October 2016

Members of all city boards and commissions must be qualified electors residing in the city and can not hold any other municipal office or appointment. For those seeking appointment, a professional background in architecture, construction, law, civil engineering, real estate, surveying, or landscape architecture is desirable but not required.

Interested parties should stop by the planning departmental offices at 306 Town Center West between 8:00 a.m  and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to pick up an application.

Alternatively, the application may be downloaded at All applications should be returned by Feb. 5.