Opportunities to Serve! - 10/29/18


October 29, 2018

The following is the list of Town Council appointed Board, Committee and Commission openings, or potential openings, as of December 1, 2018.  These openings represent known vacancies, anticipated vacancies, and expiring terms which may, or may not, be renewed.

Per the Town Council Rules and Regulations this list is hereby announced to the public, with hopes that those who may be interested in serving the Town on any of these boards, Committees or Commissions will notify the Town Council in writing.


Board, Committee and Commission

# of potential openings

Block Island Housing Board

4 (At-large, Housing Advocate, Real Estate Rep, Conservation Rep)

Commission on Motor Vehicles for Hire

2 (Chamber/Tourism Rep, Licensee)

Conservation Commission

2

Deer Task Force

5

Emergency Management Agency

3

Emergency Management Task Force

9 (Composition mandated by law)

Harbors Committee

4 (3 three-year terms, 1 alternate one-year term)

Historic District Commission

2

Juvenile Hearing Review Board

1

Library Board of Trustees

2

New Shoreham Broadband Committee

8

New Shoreham Tourism Council

3

North Light Commission

3

Old Harbor Task Force

6

Planning Board

1

Recreation Board

5 (3 two-year terms, 2 alternate one-year terms)

School Building Committee

8

Senior Advisory Committee

3

Shellfish Commission

2

Zoning Board

4 (2 five-year terms, 2 alternate one-year terms)

Block Island Early Learning Center

1 Town representative

Block Island Health Services

1 Town representative

RULES OF PROCEDURE OF TOWN COUNCIL (excerpt)

22. When filling Town Council appointed Board, Committee and Commission positions
or vacancies the Town Council:

A) will in the case of vacancies occurring before a term is due to expire notify the public of such vacancy by public announcement in the Block Island Times at least one month prior to the appointment, and announce such openings at each Town Council meeting prior to
an appointment to the vacancy.  In addition there shall be a list of any and all Board, Committee and Commission vacancies maintained at all regular Town Council agenda posting places;

B) will in the case of annual term expirations announce the availability of all expiring terms by public
announcement in the Block Island Times at least one month prior to the expiring term, by announcement at Town Council and Interim November meeting and by listing all potential openings at the regular posting places.



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