November 2, 2016

Cranbrook, BC (November 2, 2016) -- There are several opportunities for public participation and involvement in the City of Cranbrook advisory committees listed below.  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.  Four 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.  The Board Applicant Process and Package is available at the library or on the City’s website.  Three positions are available.

Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee
The 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.

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 Youth position is available.

Wellness and Heritage Sub-Committee
The Heritage Sub-Committee advises the Wellness and Heritage Committee on matters relating to heritage, and to review and make recommendations regarding the nominations for the Heritage Register.  One position is available.

Key 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. One position is available.

Terms of reference for all the committees and volunteer application forms are available for download here.

Applications will be accepted at City Hall (attention Kelly Thorsteinson) or by email , no later than Friday, November 25, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. local time.

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