Vacancies posted on Maplewood commissions

The City of Maplewood is now accepting applications to fill six openings; two on the Planning Commission, one on the Human Rights Commission, two on the Community Design Review Board, and one on the Parks & Recreation Commission. These openings are due to commissioners resigning. The City Council will interview candidates that apply and will appoint individuals to fill these openings.

• The Planning Commission is a nine-member advisory committee to prepare and recommend a comprehensive plan for the development of the city and to review zoning and land use matters. The city council relies on the Planning Commission's recommendations on these and related matters.

• The Human Rights Commission advocates for equal opportunities for all citizens of Maplewood in: housing, employment, public accommodations, services and education, in addition to continuously working to improve human rights within the community.

• The Community Design Review Board is an advisory committee that reviews building design, site plans, and landscape for proposed multi-family, commercial and industrial development in Maplewood.

• The Parks and Recreation Commission is an advisory board on all issues of park acquisition, development, open space, trails and leisure programs and works to provide a community environment for all citizens to participate in and enjoy cultural and recreational activities on an equitable basis.

More information on the commission can be found on the City's website or by calling City Hall at 651-249-2000. Applications can be picked up at the City Hall front desk or found online on the City's website. The application deadline is January 18, 2013. Completed applications should be submitted to the City Manager's Office at 1830 County Road B E, Maplewood, MN 55109.

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