The Littleton City Council invites residents to apply for vacancies on the city’s Authorities, Boards, and Commissions. Service on a city board, commission or authority is limited to residents of the city. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2018. City council will review the applications and set up interviews for the middle of February. Appointments will be made in March and terms will begin April 1. Questions may be directed to the city clerk at 303-795-3753.
Following is a list of the city’s current boards, commissions and authorities:
Board of Adjustment - 5 members, 2 alternates – 3-year terms (4 vacancies)
This quasi-judicial body is authorized to grant zoning variances, allow land uses permitted by exception and hear appeals on administrative staff decisions. Meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Building Board of Appeals – 5 members, 2 alternates – 3-year terms (4 vacancies)
This quasi-judicial body is authorized to review building code issues and make decisions on matters concerning the suspension and revocation of licenses arising under the Uniform Building Code. Meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Election Commission – 3 members – 4-year terms (4 vacancies)
The Election Commission reviews, recommends, and establishes procedures for municipal elections based on City Charter, Municipal Code, and State Statute provisions. The commission also establishes voting districts and appoints election judges. This commission has charge of all activities and duties required of it by law or city charter in conducting municipal elections. The commission meets on an as needed basis.
Fine Arts Board – 7 members – 3-year terms (4 vacancies)
The Fine Arts Board provides arts programs for the city through the review and selection of art works and exhibitions at public locations and public facilities throughout Littleton and serves as stewards of the Littleton art portfolio. They serve as the city’s representatives in art-related projects with other public and private agencies to encourage the use of the arts in response to community needs. The board promotes cultural arts within the city to enhance quality of life and recommend acquisition and disposition of city-owned art within city policies. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Historical Preservation Board – 7 members, 2 alternates – 3-year terms (3 vacancies)
This board recommends policies, rules and regulations relating to historic preservation; develops public information and education programs, recommends buildings and sites for landmark or other local historic designation status and acts upon certificates of appropriateness on designated buildings. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Library Board – 7 members – 3-year terms (2 vacancies)
The Library Board acts as a representative body for the citizens of the city, for advising the library director and city council of the citizens’ interests and concerns about the library. The primary purpose of the board is to assist the library director in planning for library services and programs in response to community needs. Responsibilities of the board include reviewing and recommending a long-range plan, the annual programming, budget and making recommendations regarding the use of gifts for library use. The board also serves as an advisory body in the formulation of the library policies. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Licensing Authority – 5 members, 2 alternates – 3-year terms (2 vacancies)
The Licensing Authority is the decision-making body on matters dealing with liquor licensing and medical marijuana centers in the City of Littleton. This includes reviewing requests for new liquor licenses and medical marijuana centers, as well as various actions and hearings for current license holders. The application process involves approval by the Littleton Licensing Authority and by the State of Colorado. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Museum Board – 7 members – 3-year terms (2 vacancies)
This board is an advisory board, which assists in the direction and development of the Littleton Historical Museum as an educational facility for the city. Additionally, the board recommends policies relating to gifts or loans and has final authority over the disposition of unwanted collections and assists whenever possible in the preservation, care and maintenance of all museum facilities and in furthering the educational programs offered by the museum. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Planning Commission – 7 members, 2 alternates – 3-year terms (4 vacancies)
This commission is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on master plans, land annexations and initial zoning, flood plain designation, rezoning proposals and new subdivisions. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
South Metro Housing Options – 7 members – 5-year terms (2 vacancies)
The Littleton Housing Authority administers public housing programs, coordinates senior community services programs and makes policy decisions for the Housing Authority. Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Littleton Invests for Tomorrow (LIFT) – 7 members – 5 year terms (3 vacancies)
The LIFT board of directors (formerly the Littleton Riverfront Authority) will retain the following roles and responsibilities: Ability to enter into contracts, borrow funds and make appropriations and expenditures; preparation of proposed urban renewal areas and urban renewal plans for submission to the city council for consideration and adoption; within the framework of an adopted urban renewal area and urban renewal plan, ability to undertake authorized public improvements, land assembly, demolition of buildings and disposition of property; ability to use eminent domain power only if authorized by the city council, and then only in accordance with strict state statutory provisions and limitations; ability to retain staff and consultants; and, ability to enter into agreements with other public entities and agreements with property owners and developers.