The Town of Taber is currently looking to fill vacancies on volunteer boards and commissions. 

Meghan Brennan, Communications and Projects Coordinator, says that the Town is currently seeking applications for the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, the Taber Municipal Police Commission, the Taber Library Board, and the Arts and Heritage Committee. 

According to the Town of Taber website, the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) is an independent semi-judicial body that was established by Town Council and is authorized to give decisions on appeals resulting from decisions of the Subdivision Authority or the Development Authority in accordance with the Provincial Land Use Policies, the Subdivision and Development Regulations, and the Land Use Bylaw and Statutory Plans. Meetings for this board, the website says, are held in Council Chambers as they are needed. 

The Taber Municipal Police Commission is an organization established by Council pursuant to Section 28 of the Police Act and they prescribe the rules governing the operation of the police commission; and allow for the appointment of members to the police commission. Meetings for this Commission, the website says, are held in the Council Chambers with no less than four regular meetings each year with the meetings being held on the third Wednesday of the month, except in July, August, and December. 

The Taber Library Board meets the informational, educational, recreational, and cultural needs of the community. The meetings, according to the website, are held on the second Thursday of the month beginning at 5:15 p.m., except in July and August. 

The Arts and Heritage Committee acts in an advisory capacity to Council regarding all arts, cultural, and heritage interests within the region and they advise and make recommendations to Council on the development, coordination, and quality of all aspects of Arts & Heritage programs, plans, and events in the community. The committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month, with the exception of July, August, and December. 

However, Brennan says, vacancies change often, so the Town encourages interested individuals to check the Town of Taber website www.taber.ca/ volunteer regularly. 

“Each board, committee, and commission are tasked with certain mandates by Council,” Brennan said. “Those who are interested in volunteering for a board are asked to submit their application for consideration by completing the form at www. taber.ca/volunteer. We encourage applicants to read about the board(s) they wish to apply for to determine if they can make meeting times and are interested in the board’s particular mandate.” 

Brennan says that to see what functions each board oversees, the Town recommends reading their respective pages on the Town of Taber’s website: https://www.taber.ca/your-government/committees-boards-commissions

“These boards assist in the review and decision making process in several key areas affecting the municipality,” Brennan said. “Having volunteers on our boards allows citizens the opportunity to become involved in their community and have some say in the decisions being made. Whether you’re interested in community recreation, safety, development, or arts and culture, there is a board to fit everyone’s interests.”

By Heather Cameron, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Original Published on Nov 22, 2023 at 08:54

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

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