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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Parks Advisory Board Now Forming

38-Park 01The City of Watauga is accepting applications to fill all 5 positions on the Parks Advisory Board.  

The Parks Advisory Board advises City Council and the City Manager regarding the present and future development of the city parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities, and the general welfare of the city's parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities and their use by the public and ways and means by which the city's parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities may be strengthened and supported while providing support for new parks, programs and activities.  The board shall promote close cooperation between the City of Watauga and all citizens, institutions, and agencies interested in or conducting recreational activities, so that all recreational resources within the City may be coordinated to secure the greatest possible benefit to the public.  The board shall perform other duties as directed by the City Council or as prescribed by the Code of Ordinances.  The board shall have no authority in the hiring or assignment of employees or volunteers in the city parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities for the city. The board shall not have any authority in the activities or the establishment of salary ranges for such employees. Further, the board and its members shall direct all communications concerning city officers and employees through the office of the city manager and neither the board nor its members shall instruct or direct any such officer or employee, either publicly or privately. 

Each member shall serve for a 2-year term set to expire on August 31 except the first appointments to places one, three, and five on the Board shall be appointed for an initial term that expires August 31, 2021, regardless of when such members are first appointed. Thereafter, all terms shall be two years.  Appointees’ terms shall be staggered so that continuity among the board will be maintained. Odd-numbered places on the Board (places 1, 3, and 5) shall have their terms expire on each odd-numbered year and even-numbered places on the Board (places 2 and 4) shall have their terms expire on even-numbered years.

Meetings shall be called as needed at City Hall.

Applications are available at City Hall, 7105 Whitley Road, or on the City of Watauga web site.  The position vacancy will be advertised through Friday, April 16, 2021.   Completed applications must be submitted to the office of the City Secretary by the submittal deadline, and will be “open until filled”, for consideration.

For further information please contact the City Secretary’s Office or call 817.514.5825.

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