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Killeen, TX 76541
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ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE - The Animal Advisory Committee (Committee) shall advise and make recommendations to the City Council pertaining to animals and Chapter 6 (Animals) of the Code of Ordinances. Two-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m. The Committee shall be composed of at least one (1) licensed veterinarian, one (1) City official, one (1) person whose duties include the daily operation of an animal shelter, one (1) representative from an animal welfare organization or humane society, and seven (7) public members. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
ARTS COMMISSION - The Arts Commission (Commission) shall solicit applications for projects from arts groups, shall review and hear requests for funding, shall adopt guidelines and criteria for applicants requesting funding. The Commission's primary objective in evaluating applicants' projects will be the promotion of tourism and the convention and hotel industry based on, but not limited to, the project's involvement inside the City, the number of citizens to benefit from the project, the project's ability to promote tourism, the applicant's administrative and fiscal responsibility, the "multiplier effect'' of the project, and the quality or artistic merit of the project. The Arts Commission shall submit to the City Council its recommendations for the allocation of funding regarding the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue, and on long-range goals for the development of tourism and the convention and hotel industry through use of funding for the arts. Three-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets the 2nd Friday of each month at 12:15 p.m. The Commission shall consist of nine (9) members, who should broadly represent all elements of the community. There shall be a representative of instrumental and vocal music/radio/television/tape and sound recording; a representative of dance/drama/motion pictures/creative writing; a representative of folk art/painting sculpture/ photography/graphic and craft arts/architecture/design and allied fields; an educator with a background in the Arts; and five (5) members of the public-at-large. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
AUDIT COMMITTEE - Ensure external audit firm’s independence including obtaining a written statement from the external auditors detailing all relationships with the organization, including non‐audit services. Review the City’s annual audited financial statements prior to filing or distribution. Review should include discussion with management and independent auditors of significant issues regarding accounting principles, practice, and judgments. Recommend to the City Council the selection of the external audit firm and approve any discharge of auditors when circumstances warrant. The Committee will consist of at least three members which will be selected by the City Council. Each committee member will act in the best interest of the City, independent of management, and will have a basic understanding of finance and accounting and be able to read and understand fundamental financial statements. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT - AVIATION - The Board of Adjustment – Aviation (Board) duties include hearing and deciding appeals from any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the building official in the enforcement of the Killeen Municipal Airport (Sky lark Field) Hazard Zoning Ordinance, special exceptions, and specific variances. Two-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets as needed. The Board shall consist of five (5) members, appointed by the City Council of the City of Killeen, one (1) member must have aviation experience. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT - CONSTRUCTION - The Board of Adjustment – Construction (Board), when so appealed to and after a hearing, may vary the application of any provision of the construction codes to any particular case, when, in its opinion, the enforcement thereof would do manifest injustice and would be contrary to the spirit and purpose of said codes or public interest, or when, in its opinion, the interpretation of the Building and Code Enforcement Official should be modified or reversed. The board hears dangerous building cases and may order their repair, removal, or vacancy. Three-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets, as needed, on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The Board consists of seven (7) members with two (2) alternates, established by ordinance. Membership shall consist of an architect, engineer, health district representative, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and general contractor. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT - FIRE PREVENTION - The Board of Adjustment – Fire Prevention (Board) shall be appointed by the governing body and shall hold office at their pleasure. The Fire Official shall be an ex-officio member and shall act as secretary of the Board. The Board shall consist of members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to hazards of fire, explosions, hazardous conditions, or fire protection systems and are not employees of the jurisdiction. Two-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets as needed. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT - ZONING - The Board of Adjustment – Zoning (Board) shall have the power to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error of law in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the building inspector in the enforcement of the land use ordinance. The Board shall have the power to hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of the ordinance and the board shall have the power to authorize upon appeal in a specific case such variance from the terms of the ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest, where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance will result in unnecessary hardship. The Board shall have no authority to change any provision of the ordinance and its jurisdiction is limited to borderline cases which may arise from time to time. Two-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets, as needed, the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. The Board shall consist of seven (7) citizens plus two (2) alternates of the City or of the City's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). At least one (1) member of the Board shall be a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and his/her term shall expire at the same time as his/her term on such commission. Each member shall be removable for just cause by the City Council upon written charges and after public hearings. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of any member whose term becomes vacant. The Board shall elect its own chairman, who shall serve for the period of one (1) year or until his/her successor is elected. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE - The Capital Improvements Advisory Committee advises and assists City Council in adopting and revising land use standards, reviews, monitors and evaluates the capital improvement plan and program and makes recommendations for revisions to impact fees. The committee is composed of at least five members and includes residents, representatives from the real estate, development or building industries and a representative from the city’s extra territorial jurisdiction. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION - The Civil Service Commission (Commission) shall make such rules and regulations for the proper conduct of its business as it shall find necessary and expedient. The Commission may make investigations concerning, and report upon all matters touching, the enforcement and effect of the provisions of this Act (Policemen's and Firemen's Civil Service), and the rules and regulations prescribed hereunder; and shall ascertain whether this act and all such rules and regulations are being obeyed. Three-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets as needed. The Policemen's and Firemen's Civil Service Commission shall consist of three (3) members, to be appointed by the Chief Executive and confirmed by the City Council. Per state law, such commissioners shall be of good moral character, a U. S. citizen, a resident of the city for more than three (3) years, over 25 years old, and have not held a public office within the preceding three (3) years. A member may not be reappointed to more than a third consecutive term, unless the member's reappointment to a fourth or subsequent consecutive term is confirmed by a 2/3 majority of all members of the governing body. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE - The Community Development Advisory Committee (Committee) is responsible for holding public hearings to solicit community input and assessing needs; assessing and determining community needs at both City-wide and neighborhood levels and developing realistic goals and objectives to meet these needs for the Consolidated Plan; evaluating and recommending proposals from community organizations requesting funding and assistance; developing specific project proposals for community development in the Consolidated Plan. This Committee is also responsible for developing goals for housing assistance by type and location in the Consolidated Plan and making recommendations to the City Council, monitoring current program activities, and evaluating past program performance along with implementing CDBG and HOME programs and modifications as determined by community assessment and HUD program requirements. Two-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets, as needed, the 3rd Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. The Committee shall consist of ten (10) members who broadly represent all elements of the community. This Committee is directly appointed and answerable to the City Council. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
CRIME SOLUTIONS COMMITTEE - The committee’s purpose is to study crime, recommend solutions to decrease crime and coordinate as well as execute efforts to that end. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
DOWNTOWN ADVISORY COMMITTEE - The Downtown Advisory Committee (Committee) is an eleven (11) member committee that meets quarterly consisting of four (4) citizen representatives that are City of Killeen community member-business leaders and one (1) representative from the following entities: Killen Arts Commission, Heritage Preservation Board, Fort Hood, Downtown Merchants Association, Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce, Innovation Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
HERITAGE PRESERVATION BOARD -
The Heritage Preservation Board (Board) shall promote and protect the City’s historic resources; make recommendations for the designation of historic districts and landmarks; review and make determinations on order of design compliance policies and appeals; act as administration of City-sponsored preservation incentive programs and make recommendations on preservation policies and initiatives. Three-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets as needed. The Board shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the City Council, plus one ex-officio member from the Planning and Zoning Commission. Members of the board shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation and/or rehabilitation. When vacancies occur and if appropriate, it shall be the first consideration of the City Council to ensure that there is a licensed architect preservationist, or other licensed professional having substantial experience in rehabilitation type construction on the board, and secondly, that there is representation from the Killeen Area Heritage Association. In addition, the Board should include members with the following qualifications, or representing the following interests: 1. A licensed real estate broker. 2. A property owner or non-owner tenant of any historic district created by this or any subsequent ordinance demonstrating interest and knowledge of historic preservation. 3. A member appointed at large from the City with demonstrated interest and knowledge of historic preservation. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
KILLEEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION -
The corporation is organized exclusively and may issue bonds for the purposes and acting on behalf of the City; and the specific purposes for which the corporation is organized and may issue bonds for the promotion and development of commercial, industrial, manufacturing enterprises to promote and encourage employment and the public welfare. The Killeen Economic Development Corporation shall consist of nine members who shall be appointed by the City Council. There shall be three directors nominated by and representing each of the following organizations; three from the City of Killeen Mayor and City Council, three from the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, and three from the Killeen Industrial Foundation. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
KILLEEN HOUSING AUTHORITY - The commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Killeen shall hold regular meetings, as needed, at 3:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the office of the authority to conduct the business of the authority. The commissioners shall also elect a chairman, a vice-chairman, and a secretary (who shall be executive director). The secretary shall be the executive director of the authority and shall have general supervision of the administration of the business and affairs of the authority, subject to the direction of the authority. He/she shall be charged with the management of the housing projects of the authority. The secretary shall be appointed by the authority. Any person appointed to fill the office of secretary shall have such term as the authority fixes, but no commissioner of the authority shall be eligible to this office. Two-year terms, with a six-year term limit. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
KILLEEN SISTER CITIES - The Killeen Sister Cities Committee consists of five principal members (three (3) must be Killeen City Council members and two (2) citizen positions), three (3) ex-officious (Mayor of Killeen or designee, Killeen Chamber of Commerce representative, Youth Advisory Commission representative) and a representative from each individual Sister City Committee (associate members). The five (5) principal members must be appointed by the Killeen City Council. The Killeen Sister Cities Committee creates the structural mechanism which provides operational guidelines for future sister cities at the recommendation of the Killeen City Council. Two-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets as needed. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION - The Planning and Zoning Commission (Commission) acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council of the City of Killeen and its decisions shall not be finally binding upon the City Council; however, before taking action on any proposed amendment, supplement, or change to the zoning ordinance, the City Council shall submit the proposed revision to the Planning and Zoning Commission for its recommendation and report. Three-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. The Commission consists of nine (9) members that must be residents of the City or the City's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), which is established by ordinance. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be elected annually from among the Commission's membership at the first meeting in January. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
RECREATION SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD - The Recreation Services Advisory Board (Board) reviews and recommends uses of parkland, City-wide tree care, cemetery, and sports/recreation facilities and improvements within programs, activities, events, and facilities to meet current and future community needs of the City and its residents, including long range park planning tools. Two-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets at least four (4) times a year or as needed. The Board consists of seven (7) members. Board officers shall be elected annually from among the Board's membership. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
SENIOR CITIZEN ADVISORY -The Senior Citizen Advisory Board’s (Board) objectives are to establish recommendations for guidelines and policies facilitating the most beneficial and productive use of the Senior Centers; advise the City Council on the needs and status of senior citizens in the City and recommend ways to meet the needs; to evaluate/assess proposed programs, grants and other governmental activities that may affect senior citizens; to recommend policies, goals, and objectives for the operation of the Senior Centers; to work in cooperation with City staff; and to report annually (in writing) to the City Council concerning any issue deemed prudent, at the request of the City Council or at the initiative of the Board. Three-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. The Senior Citizens' Advisory Board shall consist of eleven (11) members. Six (6) of the eleven members shall be at least 55 years of age. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY:
TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE #2 - The Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Two Board (TIRZ #2) will be responsible for making recommendations to City Council concerning the administration of the zone. Two-year terms, with a six-year term limit. Meets as needed. The TIRZ #2 shall consist of seven (7) members. Four (4) members appointed by the City Council, and one(1) member from each taxing entity. Members must be at least 18 years old and be a resident of the county or own real property in the zone, whether or not the person resides in the county. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY: