Seats Available on City Commissions, Boards
By Brandi Makuski
The City of Stevens Point is looking for a few good men and women interested in community service.
The city has openings on various committees and boards. Two spots are open on the Historic Preservation/Design Review Commission, which oversees maintenance and rehabilitation of some of the city’s historic properties. The commission also works to maintain the aesthetic of the downtown historic district. One regular member and one alternate is needed, according to Community Development Director Michael Ostrowski.
“Ideally we’d be looking for someone with a background in design, or maybe an interest in history,” Ostrowski said, adding the commission should have members with expertise in the fields of history, architecture, archaeology or landscape design. One alderperson- currently Mary Stroik- also sits on the commission. The group usually meets the first Wednesday each month.
City Clerk John Moe said there’s also an opening on the Board of Zoning Appeals, which considers appeals from residents who question their property zoning, and two on the Board of Review. The Board of Review becomes involved when a resident feels their home has been overassessed.
“Obviously we want someone with an interest in that topic, someone with expertise in the area would help, someone who can contribute to the committee’s discussions,” Moe said. “We’re always looking for good people.”
Applicants can submit a letter of interest, along with a completed application to Interim Mayor Gary Wescott, or directly to the City Clerk’s Office at 1515 Strongs Ave.