Avondale still seeking applications for ad hoc committees, Development Authority

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 9, 2015

The city of Avondale Estates is seeking people interested in applying for ad hoc committees on education and green space.

There are also openings on the city’s Downtown Development Authority.

The deadline for the ad hoc committees is Thursday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. The deadline for DDA applications is Friday, Sept. 11.

“Please contact Gina Hill via email or by phone at 404-294-5400 with any questions,” the announcement from the city says. “Residents interested in serving should complete an application and, if possible, attach a resume. Please email, fax (404-299-8137), or drop off completed information to Gina Hill at City Hall.”

City Hall is located at 21 North Avondale Plaza.

Two DDA members recently resigned, and there’s an additional third opening on the board.

The members are appointed by the board of mayor and commissioners, each serving four-year terms. The DDA meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

“The city of Avondale Estates is currently accepting applications for three openings on the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). The DDA is comprised of seven members,” the advertisement from the city says. “Three members must be city residents, and four members must have a specific economic interest in the downtown area as business owners or operators. The DDA has an immediate need for two interim board members who would serve until Jan. 28, 2016. One of those two interim members must be a downtown business owner or operator. A third opening for a regular four-year appointment takes effect Nov. 1 and that member must also be a downtown business owner or operator.”

As its name implies, the DDA’s job is to promote development of the city’s downtown commercial district.

According to the city, “The education ad hoc committee will report to the BOMC periodically on the following goals.”

– To develop an education resource page on the City’s website that will help parents navigate a complex system of public and private education options.

– To build relationships with area school administrators and representatives to ensure the City is represented in broader, top-level discussions that impact our residents’ education options.

– To anticipate and plan for future changes outside the City’s control that could impact residents’ education options.

– To make recommendations, as needed, as to how the committee’s role and tasks warrant revision.

Here are the goals for the green space ad hoc committee:

– To examine and report on the condition and health of existing city plantings and parks and make recommendations for improvement.

– To produce a feasibility and cost study of opening one or more pocket parks, including the possibility of a trial opening.

– To examine the findings of the tree ordinance ad hoc committee and draft a new residential tree ordinance for Board and community discussion.

– To make recommendations, as needed, as to how the committee’s role and tasks warrant revision.

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