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Open seats on city planning board
City looking for applicants for two positions
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With the terms of two members coming to an end, the city of Statesboro is seeking interested persons to serve on the planning commission.
In a Tuesday evening meeting, Statesboro City Council decided to postpone appointments to the local board to allow time for residents to express any interest in taking part.
The commission, a seven-member board composed of community volunteers, is “an advisory board to the City Council, regarding land-use matters, particularly regarding the Statesboro zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations,” said Mandi Cody, the city’s director of community development. “The commission meets monthly to review case considerations and pass on their recommendations to City Council.”
Commission members review various ordinance requests and zoning changes before the items reach a City Council agenda, Cody said. Members meet at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.
Taking part on the commission is a voluntary service, with appointment terms lasting either two or four years.
“Generally speaking, the planning commission should be comprised of members of the community who are interested in land-use, zoning and development issues,” Cody said. “They are people who wish to serve in that advisory role for the benefit of the community.”
To express interest in joining the commission, or to learn more about the position, visit the planning department in City Hall, or call or email the department. Residents also can speak with City Manager Frank Parker or their local councilman. The department’s phone number is (912) 764-0630.
According to Cody, appointments will be made no later than City Council scheduled for July 17.

Jeff Harrison may be reached at (912) 489-9454.

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