Boards and Commissions

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The City of Marshall has openings on several volunteer boards, commissions, and committees appointed by the City Commission.  The City Commission would like for citizens who are interested in being considered for an appointment to one of these boards to contact the City Manager’s office by telephone at 903-935-4421 or by email ygraham@marshalltexas.net by the end of the day on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.  The City Commission will make appointments of new members at a meeting later in December.  The following is a listing of the City boards, commissions, and committees, followed by a brief description of the responsibilities of each board, and the number of new appointments to be made, if needed.

 

The Community Development Advisory Committee assists with establishing long-range goals and objectives for the Community Development Block Grant program and makes recommendations on the annual plan and budget for this annual federal grant.  No new appointments are needed at this time.

The Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals hears and decides appeals to the City’s building code.  No new appointments are needed at this time.

The Electrical Examining Board hears and decides appeals to the City’s electrical code and makes recommendations on adoption of the City’s electrical code.  No new appointments are needed at this time.

 The Main Street Advisory Board assists in the economic revitalization and promotion of downtown Marshall.  Six new appointments will be made to this board.

The Marshall Image Advisory Board advises the City Commission on issues related to littering and property appearance.  Two new appointments will be made to this board.

The Marshall Public Library Board of Trustees serves as the advisory board for the Marshall Public Library.  One new appointment will be made to this board.

The Parks Advisory Board serves as an advisory committee to the City staff in establishing plans or procedures concerning usage, planning, goals, and objectives of parks and recreation services.  No new appointments are needed at this time.

The Planning and Zoning Commission hears and makes recommendations on requests for zoning changes and special use permits.  No new appointments are needed at this time.

The Plumbing Advisory Board serves as the board of adjustments and appeals for the City’s plumbing code.  It also reviews plumbing codes and makes recommendations to the City Commission regarding adoption of those codes.  No new appointments are needed at this time.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment conducts hearings on appeals to enforcement of the City’s Zoning Ordinance, decides on exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance, and grants variances to the Zoning Ordinance.  One new appointment will be made to this board.

The Marshall Downtown Development Corporation assists with the renovation and development of projects that benefit downtown, historic preservation, and beautification of Marshall.  Two new appointments will be made to this board.

Terms for these boards and commissions are typically two or three years.  Service is strictly voluntary.  There is no compensation.

 

 

 

 

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