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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Council invites applications to join Commissions

Rosemount residents can help set the direction of their community by applying to serve on City commissions and one of the task forces created last year by the City Council.

The Council is looking to fill six openings on commissions that advise the Council. The Council is also asking for help from citizens to research environmental and sustainability issues.

Commission openings for 2017 include:
two 3-year terms on the Parks and Recreation Commission
two 3-year terms on the Planning Commission
one 6-year term on the Port Authority
one 3-year term on the Utility Commission 
one seat on the Environmental & Sustainability Task Force

Residents interested in serving on a Commission may pick up an application at City Hall.  Commission application forms are also available at the City’s website – www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/commissionapp.  Applications are due by February 24, 2017.  

Parks, Planning, Port Authority, and Utility Commission terms begin April 1, 2017. Interviews will be held in March.  Commissioners receive a $35 stipend for each regular meeting they attend. Task Force positions are unpaid.  Regular meeting dates of the month are as follows.

Planning Commission, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Commission, 4th Monday at 7 p.m.
Utility Commission, 3rd Monday at 5:30 p.m. Port Authority, 3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Environmental & Sustainability Task Force, 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the City Clerk at 651-322-2003 or by e-mail at cityclerk@ci.rosemount.mn.us.

The Planning Commission is composed of seven members.  It is required by state law to (a) prepare or amend a Comprehensive Plan for the City; (b) prepare or amend the zoning and subdivision regulation ordinances; (c) review and act on all development proposals in the city according to the authority and procedures set forth in the zoning and subdivision regulations. The Commission must also review the ten-year capital improvement program for compliance with the adopted plans and submit its recommendations to the City Council.

The Parks and Recreation Commission recommends policies and actions to create and operate Rosemount’s park system and recreational programs.  Duties of its five members include: (a) advising the City Council in the acquisition, operation, and maintenance of parks, playgrounds, and other public lands and making recommendations regarding the City recreation system; (b) investigate needs of the park system.

The Utility Commission supervises staff activity to operate Rosemount’s publicly owned water, sanitary sewer, and storm water utilities.  Duties of its three members include: (a) reviewing utility budgets and expenditures; (b) reviewing user fees and charges annually, or more often if necessary.

The Environmental & Sustainability Task Force is currently researching and addressing the issues of energy efficiency, water conservation, and waste and recycling.
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