After much evaluation, we are in the process of reforming some past committees and starting new committees and advisory boards. This will allow more interaction for the people of our community. At the Council Work session last Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020, both Standing and Ad hoc committees/advisory boards were announced. Most committees are of the ad hoc variety. The difference between a standing committee and an ad hoc committee is the standing committee is constituted every year and they meet and work on a continuous basis. The ad hoc committee is formed to address specific issues and help with specific tasks or objectives. Unlike the standing committees, after the completion of that task or achievement of the objective, they dissolve until the next season or until another task arises. Therefore, they may not have to meet every month of the year, as standing committees and boards do, and once their objectives are met and the tasks completed, their work is done. (They may however start up again when another task arises.) For example; the Budget & Finance Advisory Board will meet and work only during the budget season. The Beautification Committee will meet, plan, and work only during Spring and Fall Clean-ups. The Marketing Advisory Board will meet during the time of the year to help assemble the Angel Fire Visitor’s Guide. etc. etc.
The 2020 Standing Commission, Committees and Advisory Boards are:
1. Planning & Zoning Commission
2. Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board
3. Public Works/ G.O. Bond Advisory Board
4. Fire Adapted Community Committee
5. Economic Development Committee
The 2020 Ad Hoc Committees & Advisory Boards are:
6. Budget & Finance Review Board
7. Solid Waste/Sustainability Committee
8. Pedestrian Trails Committee
9. Motorized Trails Committee
10. Beautification Committee
11. Marketing Advisory Board (a sub-board under Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board)
According to Village codes, the Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board (Code: 3-3-9) and the Planning and Zoning Commission (Code: 9-3-1) are the only two required. There are strict guidelines that these two must follow. Plus, there are requirements as to the people who may be appointed. All will be required to read and understand the rules and codes of each.
Other standing and ad-hoc committees and boards are not policy setting, do not have budgets available to them, do not advise or control village employees, nor do they have the authority to make changes on their own. They do however, report to the Governing Body for action and approval on the specific tasks they are appointed. Each committee and advisory board has a staff member and a Council member assigned by the mayor to oversee and work closely with the committee. The members of each committee/board are suggested by their Council liaison, then approved by the Mayor.
In prior years there have been several people serving on more than one committee/board at a time. Due to the large amount of residents who have asked to serve on a committee or board, at this time, we will appoint a person to serve on only one committee/board at a time, allowing more people the opportunity to serve. Some committees and boards will have only 5 members, others up to 10. (Maybe more) We will do our best to seat as many people as possible for this year.
If you have expertise or interest and you would like to serve on one of the above listed committees or boards, or you are currently serving and want to remain on a particular board, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor – Village of Angel Fire