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Posted: November 6, 2013

City recruiting advisory committee members

There are numerous opportunities for public participation and involvement on City of Cranbrook advisory committees, the city noted today (Nov. 6).

From planning to transportation to economic development to wellness and heritage to families, deer and more, there are 21 seats currently available on city committees. Membership is open to residents of the City of Cranbrook.

Advisory Planning Commission

The Advisory Planning Commission advises council on matters respecting land use, community planning or proposed bylaws and permits.

Two positions are available.

Board of Variance

The Board of Variance is an independent body formed pursuant to the provisions of Section 899 of the Local Government Act. The board considers requests for minor variances to the City of Cranbrook’s Zoning Bylaw regarding the siting, size and dimensions of buildings.

The board considers whether compliance with zoning regulations would create undue hardship resulting from aspects of the site as opposed to those that are personal to, or generated by, the property owner.

One position is available.

Cranbrook-in-Motion

Cran In MotionThe Cranbrook-in-Motion Committee was formed to examine transportation planning and policy issues facing the city.

There is a significant relationship between transportation, land use, social needs, traffic safety, parking and the environment. The committee will examine these connections, in the context of both short term and long term planning, and provide recommendations to city council for all modes of local mobility.

One position is available.

CranLibraryCranbrook Public Library Board

Members of the Library Board and their successors in office are a corporation with the powers and duties given under the Library Act.

Six positions are available.

Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee provides advice and recommendations to Council on the City’s economic development strategy, Cranbrook’s competitive position, emerging economic development priorities and opportunities, and ensuring a sustainable resilient economy.

Two positions are available. Applicants shall represent one of the following economic sectors: Energy and Natural Resources; Tourism, Arts & Culture.

CranJosephCrkEnvironment and Utilities Committee

The Environment and Utilities Committee provides advice and assistance to council in the enhancement, restoration, management and protection of the city’s utilities and its built and natural environments, as well as ensuring that the community is planned to provide for environmental sustainability.

Two positions are available.

Highway 3/95 Revitalization Committee

The committee will identify opportunities to improve the attractiveness of the highway corridor (Highway 3/95 – Cranbrook St. and Van Horne St. within city limits and prepare recommendations for improvement including consideration of the functional requirements of Highway 3/95 and its accesses as well as its relation to adjacent land uses and the broader community.

Cran395The committee’s focus will be to make recommendations aimed at making the highway corridor aimed at making the highway corridor more attractive to the travelling public including consideration of public and private lands.

Two positions for business owners of businesses located on Highway 3/95 in Cranbrook and one position for representative from the public-at-large are available.

Family and Community Services

The Family and Community Services Committee provides advice to council on issues of importance to senior, youth, homeless people and physically challenged. The objective of the committee is to provide information and insight on creating a livable, diverse and inclusive community.

One position is available.

CranKeyCTKey City Theatre Society

The City of Cranbrook appoints two of the nine directors of the Key City Theatre Society. City appointed directors will be expected to provide regular reports to Cranbrook City Council on the operations of the Key City Theatre Society.

Two positions are available.

Wellness and Heritage Committee

The Wellness and Heritage Committee provides advice to council on priorities for planning and policy development with regards to sports, arts, leisure, culture, heritage, parks, and recreation facilities and activities.

One position is available for a youth representative.

Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee

CranDeerThe committee examines the issues related to urban deer within the boundaries of the City of Cranbrook and continues to maintain and monitor an ongoing management plan and report to council.

One position is available.

Terms of reference for all the committees are available on the city’s website – www.cranbrook.ca. Interested individuals are invited to submit a Volunteer Application form available at City Hall or the city’s website – www.cranbrook.ca.

Applications will be accepted at City Hall (attention Maryse Leroux) or by email [email protected], no later than Friday, November 29, at 4 p.m. local time.

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