Chino Valley Review
Citizens can get involved in Town government rather than watching from the sidelines, by volunteering to serve on various Town boards or committees.
Currently the Town has four vacant positions that officials want to encourage citizens to fill: Board of Adjustment has two vacant positions, the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board needs two members, the Senior Center Advisory Board has one position to fill, and the Industrial Development Authority also has one open position.
The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board consisting of five citizens appointed by the Town Council to hear and decide appeals from decisions of the Zoning Administrator, as well as grant variances. The board meets as needed in the council chambers at 202 N. State Route 89.
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board consists of seven citizens appointed by the Town Council to review and advise the council on parks and recreation facility needs, conditions and program concerns. The board has several designated committees, each of which consists of only one board member and these are not considered public bodies for Open Meeting Law purposes. This board meets quarterly on the first Tuesday of that month at 4 p.m. in the Council Conference Room at town hall, 202 N. State Route 89.
The Senior Center Advisory Board is made up of seven citizens appointed by the council to review and advise the council on center policy, budget matters, program and services. This board also has several designated committees, on which one board member serves and also which is not considered a public body for Open Meeting Law purposes. It meets the second Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. in the senior center, 1021 Butterfield Road.
The Senior Center Advisory Board discussed at its last meeting on Jan. 14, for example, an upcoming monthly health presentation by a Yavapai Regional Medical Center representative whose topics will include in February, the heart; March, rectal cancer; April, health fair; May, mental health and brain games; June migraine headaches and stroke; July, prescription and Dump the Drugs; August, spinal health and arthritis; September, healthy aging; October, breast cancer; and November, diabetes.
The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) is a non-profit corporation consisting of five citizens appointed by the town council to issue revenue bonds to finance projects defined under the Industrial Development Financing Act. The IDA meets once annually and then meets as needed the rest of the year, at town hall, 202 N. State Route 89.
To read current or past board meeting agendas, people can go to the Town's website, www.chinoaz.net, and click on the specific board or committee of interest. To apply for a vacant position on the website, go to "On-Line Info," scroll down a couple of inches and click on "Application for Public Body Appointment," or go to town hall, town clerk's office, at 202 N. State Route 89, to fill out a form. For more information, contact the town clerk's office at 636-2646.