Town of Brownsburg seeks applicants for boards and commissions

Town of Brownsburg

BROWNSBURG – 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 2017 on the Town’s Advisory Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), Redevelopment Authority (RDA), Redevelopment Commission (RDC), Park Board and Police Commission.

Appointments will also be made to the Brownsburg Improvement Committee and the Town Manager and Northfield at Wynne Farms advisory boards.

Under Indiana Law, the Advisory Plan Commission is responsible for the Town’s comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, subdivision control, approving development plans, and assigning street addresses. The Plan Commission seat is a 4-year term. The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for granting developmental standards, use and special exceptions/conditional use variances. One 4-year BZA appointment is open.

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 1-year appointments. The RDA term is three years.

The Brownsburg Park Board oversees the objectives and policies for effective operation of parks facilities and administration of recreation programs. The vacancy is a 4-year appointment. The Police Commission is responsible for the rules and regulations for the management of the Brownsburg Police Department. There are two 3-year appointments open.

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 Improvement Committee seat is a 1-year appointment.

The Northfield at Wynne Farms Advisory Board advises the municipality on the provision of services to that annexed territory. Appointments are 1-year terms open to Wynne Farms residents.

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.

The Town Manager Advisory Committee meets informally to provide input and feedback for the administration. Seats are 1-year appointments.

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 18 to the Town Manager’s Office, 61 N. Green Street, Brownsburg, IN 46112.

Town Council will meet in December to conduct interviews and will announce the boards and commissions appointments in January. For more information, click Boards & Commissions under the Town Officials tab at www.brownsburg.org or call 317-852-1120 and ask for the Town Manager’s office.

For frequent news and information updates, follow @BrownsburgIN on Twitter or like the Town’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/TownofBrownsburg.

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