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Community Volunteers Needed on Four Cranbrook Advisory Committees

The City of Cranbrook has several opportunities for public involvement in four different advisory committees in 2020 including the Advisory Planning Commission, the Board of Variance, the Heritage Committee, and the Cranbrook Public Library Board.

Any local resident can become a member of the four advisory committees but need to apply to the City of Cranbrook.

Volunteer application forms are available online along with the terms of reference for each committee. All applications will be accepted at Cranbrook City Hall or by emailing Kelly Thorsteinson at thorstein[email protected] up until Friday, November 15, 2019, at 4:00 pm.

The City of Cranbrook has three positions available on the Advisory Planning Commission, which advises City Council on matters regarding community planning, proposed bylaws and permits, and matters discussing appropriate land use.

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One position is open on the Board of Variance, which serves as an independent body pursuant to Section 899 of the Local Government Act.

“The Board considers requests for minor variances to the City of Cranbrook’s Zoning Bylaw regarding the siting, size and dimensions of buildings,” said the City of Cranbrook. “The Board considers whether compliance with zoning regulations would create undue hardship resulting from aspects of the site as opposed to those which are personal to, or generated by, the property owner.”

The Heritage Committee also has three available positions as they provide advice to City Council on all matters relating to the City’s heritage and make recommendations or review nominations for the Heritage Register.

Lastly, three positions are available on the Cranbrook Public Library Board. Members form a corporation under the Library Act with full powers and duties. These positions have a specific application process which can be found here along with an information package.

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