Application for Appointment to Planning Commission / Board of Adjustment
The City of Siloam Springs has three available positions for the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment. Anyone residing within the planning area for the City of Siloam Springs and who would like to be considered for an appointment may fill out an application online through the link below or by picking up the application at the Community Development Building, 410 N. Broadway, Siloam Springs. Applications will be accepted through November 8, 2019 with terms of service beginning January 1, 2020. Terms are four years in length. Seat 1, seat 2 and seat 3 will be available for appointment.
In addition to the above positions, seat 5 is also currently vacant and is available for immediate appointment following confirmation by the City Board. This term expires Dec 31, 2020. Applications for this position as also due November 8, 2019.
Applicants must be committed to reviewing packet information prior to each meeting and attending meeting regularly. There is no salary for service on the Board of Adjustment.
Seat 6: Jerrod Driscoll, Secretary Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2021
Seat 7:Todd Colvin, Chair Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2021
The Siloam Springs Planning Commission, also known as Planning and Zoning (P&Z), is created through City ordinance and State statues. The Commission consists of seven appointed City residents who serve staggered four year terms. Members are appointed by the City’s Board of Directors. The Commission functions to review development permits and other planning related items, such as adopting a new city plan. Development permits include: significant developments, lot splits, use permits, rezoning, and platting. With the exception of lot splits, the Commission provides recommendations to the Board of Directors. Provided that there is new business, the Planning Commission meets regularly on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM, following the Board of Adjustment, in the City’s Board Room.
Board of Adjustment
The Siloam Springs Board of Adjustment (BoA), also empowered through state law, consists of the same membership as the P&Z. The Board of Adjustment’s role is to review variance permit requests, in which an applicant wishes to vary from the zoning Code for a development permit or building permit due to a qualified hardship or special exception. The Board exercises sole authority over the approval of variance requests. Provided that there is new business, the BoA meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM, preceding the Planning Commission, in the City’s Board Room.