Northwest NEWS

April 19, 1999

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City of Bothell looking for board members

   The City of Bothell is looking for citizens interested in volunteering to serve on the Board of Adjustment of the Landmark Preservation Board. The city held a Community Involvement Fair Open House in February to advertise the various boards and commissions and educate citizens about the role of board and commission members in city government.

   Due to expiring terms of office, there were fourteen vacant seats on six different advisory boards and commissions available. Twelve citizens were appointed as a result of this outreach process.

   "We had a great response from the community, but there are still some other opportunities for citizens to come forward and volunteer," City Manager Jim Thompson said. "During the recruitment process, the Council looked at the workload and concerns of the Landmark Preservation Board and increased its number of members by two, which led to the current number of openings. We also have one opening on the Board of Adjustment. This is an excellent opportunity for citizens to become involved in building the future of Bothell city government."

   The Landmark Preservation Board is an advisory group which works to identify and conserve the city's historic resources and serves as a resource for historic planning and preservation. The Board meets monthly at City Hall on the third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Applicants may reside either within the Bothell city limits or within the Bothell planning area. The term of appointment for this board is five years.

   The Board of Adjustment, which meets the fourth Wednesday of the month as business demands at 12:30 p.m. in the Bothell City Hall Council Chamber, also has one full-term opening. This advisory board considers individual land owners' requests for variances and appeals according to the conditions, safeguards and procedures of the city's zoning code. Applicants must reside within the city limits and should be familiar with the benefits of the planning process in guiding the growth of their city.

   Both of these boards offer opportunities to become involved in city government. Applications for service on either the Landmark Preservation Board or the Board of Adjustment are being accepted at City Hall through Friday, April 23. The City Council will conduct interviews for the Board and Commission positions on Monday, May 3, with appointment on the same day.

   For further information, please contact the city clerk's office at 425-486-3256.