City seeking volunteers to serve community

by | May 29, 2020 | Latest

The Farmersville City Council is looking for a few good men and women to serve on various boards and commission that work at the pleasure of the council and it is seeking to change the process it uses to seek and select those individuals.

The city council decided Tuesday to settle on applicants seeking to serve on the boards at its June 23 meeting.

The decision came after a lengthy discussion initiated by Mayor Bryon Wiebold, who said the city needs to update its hiring policy established in 2013 by an earlier council and mayor. “Growth is coming to Farmersville,” Wiebold said. “It’s upon us. We need to review the plan and get it up-to-date.”

The deadline to submit an application is June 9 and meetings with applicants will begin as soon as an application is submitted. Applicants will have an opportunity to meet with the mayor, council liaison and board president of the respective board before appointments are finalized.

Boards and commissions that currently have open positions are: Community Development Corporation (4B), Building & Property Standards, Capital Improvement Advisory Commission/Planning & Zoning Commission, Main Street, City Amenities Board, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) and Texoma Housing Partners.

Community Development members must live within Farmersville ISD boundaries, serving a two-year term.

Building Property Standards members will serve a three-year term and must live or own real property in the city.

Capital Improvements/P&Z members will serve a three-year term and must live in the city.

Main Street members serve a three-year term and must live within the city limits, FISD limits, or have a business in Main St. District.

City Amenities members also serve a three-year term and must live in FISD for at least a year prior to appointment. Of the seven members, two can live outside of the city limits.

The application can be found at: http://www.farmersvilletx.com/City%20boards%20application%208.5%20x%2011%204-23-19.pdf

For more information contact Sandra Green, city secretary, 972.782.6151 or [email protected]

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