Applications open for Rosemount advisory commissions
The city of Rosemount is seeking residents to serve as members on city advisory commissions including the Planning, Parks and Recreation, and Utility commissions. The City Council will interview candidates and make appointments.
All commission terms begin April 1, 2012. Commissioners receive a $35 stipend for each regular meeting they attend. Regular meeting dates of the month are as follows:
• Planning Commission: second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
• Parks & Recreation Commission, fourth Monday at 7 p.m.
• Utility Commission, second Monday at 5:30 p.m. (following the first regular City Council meeting)
The Planning Commission is composed of five members. It is required by state law to prepare or amend a Comprehensive Plan for the City; prepare or amend the zoning and subdivision regulation ordinances; 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 five-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: advise the City Council in the acquisition, operation, and maintenance of parks, playgrounds, and other public lands and making recommendations regarding the city recreation system and 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 review utility budgets and expenditures and review user fees and charges annually, or more often if necessary.
Residents interested in serving on a commission may obtain an application at City Hall.
Commission application forms are also available at the city’s website – www.ci.rosemount.mn.us, in the “News” section.
Applications are due by Feb. 1. Interviews for the Commission appointments will be held on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 8.
For more information, contact the city clerk at (651) 322-2003 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.