The Corte Madera Town Council is requesting applications from Corte Madera citizens who may be interested in serving on the Town’s Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Accessibility Advisory Commission, or Flood Control Board. With few exceptions, all Corte Madera residents who are registered voters of the town, are eligible to apply for appointment.
The Planning Commission is a vital component of our community. It is a five member body to oversee the Town’s planning process. Currently the terms of three Commissioners will expire. Much of the Commission’s time is devoted to reviewing permit applications for home remodels and additions. The Commission works to balance the needs of individual families for more living space with the need to protect neighborhood character. The Planning Commission also works on longer range issues. The Commission meets twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers at 7:30 p.m.
The Parks and Recreation Commission is an advisory board that recommends policy and procedures for parks and recreational facilities, recreation programs, park development and park maintenance. Members of the Parks and Recreation Commission must be registered voters of the town. The terms of two Commissioners have expired. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The Commission is also involved with the State’s Recreation and Parks Society.
The Accessibility Advisory Commission serves as an advisory body to the Town Council on matters that may be subject to Federal and State disability laws; advise and report to the Town Council on town policies, programs, procedures, activities, services, and facilities that may affect persons with disabilities, and provide assistance to, and advise all commissions, boards and ad hoc committees as they may address disability issues. Currently the terms of two members will expire and there is also one vacancy. The Town Council is striving to appoint disabled persons who are electors of the Town and who are most representative of the town’s disabled community. Up to two seats on the accessibility advisory commission may be filled by a person who works at least 20 hours per week within the town but is not an elector of the town. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
The Flood Control Board advises the Town Council on all matters affecting flooding in Corte Madera. Examples of duties of the board are to review and report on the flooding impact of current and proposed flood control and storm drain projects, and to review and report on flood management plans in order to define what actions are necessary to reduce flood conditions in the Town. Currently there is one term which will expire and there are two vacant seats. The Flood Control Board meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at Town Hall.
If you are interested in serving on this committee, you may obtain an application from Christine Green, Town Clerk, 300 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925, or calling 927-5086. Applications may also be requested through the Town’s e-mail at email@example.com. Please submit your application by Tuesday, May 29, 2012.