Boards within the M.D. of Taber are currently looking for help. “In many municipalities, various boards, commissions, and committees exist to oversee specific aspects of governance, such as planning and development, finance, recreation, and community services,” Jorden Holst, Agricultural Fieldman for the M.D. of Taber, said. 

“These bodies often require committed individuals to serve in advisory roles, providing insights, recommendations, and expertise to assist the local government in decision-making processes. Positions on these boards, commissions, and committees are purely voluntary, driven by a sense of civic duty and community involvement.” 

According to Holst, there is currently one vacancy available to the public for the Weed Control Act Appeal Board and the Unsightly Premises Appeal Board. The Weed Control Act Appeal Board, Holst says, is established in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and makes decisions on appeals concerning notices issued against any land or personal property for the destruction or control of the named weed. 

Holst says that the Unsightly Premises Appeal Board, on the other hand, is established in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and reviews issued orders after they are appealed and may confirm, vary, substitute, or cancel the order based on presented evidence. 

Typically, Holst says, members are expected to attend meetings as they are scheduled, review relevant materials, participate in discussions, offer informed opinions, and sometimes engage with the public to gather feedback or communicate decisions. 

Holst says that interested individuals can apply for these positions by completing and submitting an online form available on the M.D. of Taber’s official website at www.mdtaber.ab.ca/p/bccs. Along with the online application, Holst says, applicants are usually required to submit their resumes outlining their relevant qualifications and experiences. 

“Participating in these roles is crucial as it allows citizens to actively contribute to the betterment of their community,” Holst said. “By offering their expertise and time, individuals can influence decisions that impact local governance, infrastructure development, and community welfare. Serving in these capacities fosters civic engagement, promotes transparency, and ensures diverse perspectives are considered in decision-making processes.

By Heather Cameron, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Original Published on Dec 06, 2023 at 09:33

This item reprinted with permission from   The Taber Times   Taber, Alberta

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