October 23, 2019

Cranbrook, BC (October 23, 2019) –  The City has several opportunities for public involvement in four advisory committees in 2020: Advisory Planning Commission, the Board of Variance, the Cranbrook Public Library Board and the Heritage Committee.

Members to these committees 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.  Three 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 which are personal to, or generated by, the property owner.  One position is available.

Cranbrook Public Library Board
Members of the Library Board form a corporation with the powers and duties given under the Library Act.  Board Applicant Process and Information Package are available at https://www.cranbrookpubliclibrary.ca/explore/about-us/library-information/board-members/ or at www.cranbrook.ca.  Three positions are available.

Heritage Committee
The Heritage Committee provides advice to City Council on matters relating to heritage, and to review and make recommendations regarding the nominations for the heritage Register.  One position is available.

Terms of reference for all the committees along with the volunteer application form is available on the City’s website at www.cranbrook.ca/our-city/mayor-and-council/committees/.

Applications will be accepted at City Hall (attention Kelly Thorsteinson) or by email thorsteinson@cranbrook.ca, no later than Friday, November 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. MT.

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