October 28, 2013
The Town of Brownsburg is seeking applications from residents who are interested in serving on the municipality’s boards and commissions. Seats are open for terms beginning January 2014 on the Town’s Advisory Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), Redevelopment Authority (RDA), Redevelopment Commission (RDC), Economic Development Commission (EDC), Brownsburg Improvement Committee, Park Board, Park Impact Fee Board and Police Commission.
Under Indiana Law, the Plan Commission is responsible for the Town’s comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, subdivision control, approving development plans, and assigning street addresses. The BZA deals with granting variances and special exceptions/conditional uses and handles appeals from administrative decisions. The Plan Commission and BZA seats are four-year terms.
The Redevelopment Commission assists with planning and development for businesses in the corporate limits and promotes land use that is in the best interest of the Town. The Redevelopment Authority is a three-member board responsible for financing, constructing and leasing local public improvements to the RDC. The RDC seats are one-year appointments. The RDA term is three years.
The EDC promotes and supports economic development to increase the number of quality jobs and non-residential share of the tax base and to support current local businesses. The Brownsburg Improvement Committee administers grants and loans from the RDC to promote the preservation of Brownsburg’s downtown and to improve its physical appearance and economic development. The EDC appointment is a one-year term. The Improvement Committee seat is a one-year appointment.
The Brownsburg Park Board oversees the objectives and policies for effective operation of parks facilities and administration of recreation programs. The vacancy is a four-year appointment. The Park Impact Fee Board hears appeals from developers and builders relative to Impact Fees assessed to their proposed development for infrastructure identified in the Town of Brownsburg Zone Improvement Plan. Appointments are two-year terms.
The Police Commission is responsible for the rules and regulations for the management of the Brownsburg Police Department. Commissioners serve a three-year term.
Town of Brownsburg boards and commissions meetings are held regularly at Town Hall, 61 N. Green Street, and are open to the public. Live video of the meetings is streamed on the internet and archived on the Town’s website.
Residents who are interested in serving in a leadership capacity may complete the Application for Boards and Commissions on the Town’s website, www.brownsburg.org. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 15 to the Town Manager’s Office, 61 N. Green Street, Brownsburg, IN 46112.
Town Council will conduct interviews during the first week of December. Boards and commissions appointments will be announced at the December 19 Town Council meeting. For more information, click Boards & Commissions under the Town Officials tab at www.brownsburg.org or call 852-1120.