Water Tower 1

PHOTO: Water Tower 1

CUTLINE: Photo courtesy of Celso Martinez

The Town of Prosper is constructing a water tower of Prosper Trail between Coit and Preston Roads. It will be similar in appearance to the existing tower located at First and Craig Streets.

The annual call from the Town Council for Prosper residents to volunteer for open seats on the town’s boards and commissions is being placed, as 19 positions among the five boards and commissions are in need of filling.

“Serving as a volunteer on boards and commissions is an impactful way that citizens can participate in the community’s decision-making process,” says Town Secretary Robyn Battle. “The council encourages all eligible citizens to step forward and consider serving.”

Applications are being accepted until Aug. 2.

Boards and commissions advise the Town Council on policy development and administration of services. Appointments are made each year by the Town Council as members’ terms expire or as vacancies occur.

To be considered for an open position on the various town boards and commissions, individuals must fill out an application form and be willing to attend regularly-scheduled meetings; must agree to serve a full term; and meet certain eligibility requirements. Applicants must be residents of Prosper or its extraterritorial jurisdiction and must have been so for at least one year at the time of application. Only registered voters are eligible to apply.

Applications may be obtained from the town secretary at Town Hall, 200 S. Main, or electronically at prospertx.gov on the Boards and Commissions page under the Government tab. A meet and greet reception is set for 5 p.m. Aug. 27.

Among the boards and commissions seeking members are:

Board of Adjustment/Construction Board of Appeals

• Composed of five members and two alternates appointed by the Town Council.

• Members serve a two-year term.

• The board hears and determines appeals of administrative decisions; petitions for variances in the case of peculiar and unusual circumstances which would prevent the reasonable use of land; and such other matters as may be required by the Town Council or by law.

Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors

• Composed of seven members appointed by the Town Council.

• Members serve a three-year term.

• The board promotes broad-based business expansion, encourages sustainable job growth, and makes recommendations to council regarding funding priorities to assist new, prospective and existing businesses.

Library Board

• Composed of seven members appointed by the Town Council.

• Members serve a two-year term.

• The board serves in an advisory capacity in matters related to the services rendered by the library, encourages the development of library facilities, recommends library policies, and encourages the development and advancement of the public library.

Parks & Recreation Board

• Composed of seven members appointed by the Town Council.

• Members serve a two-year term.

• The board encourages the development of parks and recreation programs and facilities; recommends the acquisition of additional parks, equipment and supplies; participates with the county and other entities to acquire grant funding; assists staff and Town Council in the planning process of facilities, program development and goals and objectives.

Planning & Zoning Commission

• Composed of seven commissioners appointed by the Town Council.

• Commissioners serve a two-year term.

• The commission, among other duties, reviews all current and proposed ordinances and amendments pertaining to planning and zoning and makes recommendations to the Town Council for action to be taken.

Appointments will be made in September, becoming effective on Oct. 1. For information call 972-569-1011 or email robyn_battle@prospertx.gov.

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