Purpose of City Boards and Commissions
City boards and commissions are established and appointed by the City Council under the City Charter or through the passing of an ordinance. The specific duties of the board or commission are defined in the City Charter or the establishing ordinance or resolution. Members of the boards or commissions are appointed by the City Council. The role of boards and commissions is to provide advice and recommendations to the City Council with respect to the conduct and management of any property or facility or in connection with any public function of the City. The City Charter or the ordinance or resolution creating the board or commission specifies its powers and duties.
Creation of City Boards and Commissions
The City Council may at any time, by ordinance or resolution, create a board or commission. The ordinance or resolution creating such a board or commission shall specify the powers and duties, and the number and qualifications of its members. The City Council may at any time, by ordinance or resolution, abolish any existing board or commission (except those established by City Charter).
Established City Boards and Commissions
The following City boards and commissions have been established by the Huber Heights City Charter:
- Board of Zoning Appeals
- Ordinance Review Commission
- Parks and Recreation Board
- Personnel Appeals Board
- Planning Commission
The following City boards and commissions have been established by an action of the Huber Heights City Council:
- Arts and Beautification Commission
- Charter Review Commission
- Citizens Water and Sewer Advisory Board
- Property Maintenance Review Board
- Public Records Commission
- Tax Review Board
Serving On City Boards and Commissions
Eligibility for City Boards and Commissions
Members of City boards and commissions are required to be legal residents of the City of Huber Heights for at least one year and must be a registered voter at their City residence. A person may only serve on one board or commission at a time. All members of City boards and commissions serve without compensation in a volunteer capacity. The City Manager (or designee) is a non-voting ex officio member of each City board or commission (except the Personnel Appeals Board). For other specific eligibility requirements, please refer to the city charter or originating ordinance or resolution for a particular board or commission.
Screening and Appointments to City Boards and Commissions
When a vacancy or vacancies exist on a City board or commission, the Clerk of Council will post a notice on the City website and at the City Hall Building. The Clerk of Council will also provide notice of a vacancy or vacancies on a City board or commission to local media outlets. These notices to fill vacancies will include a deadline for submission of a City of Huber Heights Application for Board/Commission Membership by interested individuals. The Clerk of Council will organize all of the applications received by the deadline and provide these to the City Council for review. The City Council may choose to interview individuals who make application for appointment to City boards and commissions through the appropriate City Council committee, though the City Council is not required to interview any or all of the applicants. The City Council may also designate the Clerk of Council and/or other City Staff to interview individuals who make application for appointment to City boards and commissions on behalf of the City Council.
Once the City Council has determined an individual is appropriate for appointment to a City board or commission, the Clerk of Council will contact the applicant and request that the applicant sign and submit a Grant of Authority to Release Personal Information for City Boards and Commissions. The Clerk of Council will submit the signed release from the applicant to Human Resources for processing to obtain a criminal background and driving check. The Clerk of Council’s office will also conduct three reference checks on the applicant. If the criminal and background check is approved by Human Resources and the reference checks are appropriate, the Clerk of Council will make the necessary arrangements to place a motion for the appointment of the applicant to the appropriate City board or commission at the next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.
Once the motion for appointment of the applicant to the appropriate City board or commission is passed at a City Council meeting, the Clerk of Council will send a letter of appointment signed by the Mayor to the appointee/applicant.
City Boards and Commissions - Current Vacancies
|City Board / Commission||Vacancies||Application Ending Date|
|Arts and Beautification Commission||1||03/03/2017|
|Citizens Water and Sewer Advisory Board||2||02/03/2017|