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Citizen Boards and Commissions

Citizen Committees

Citizen committees are appointed by the Stephenville City Council.  Members serve two-year terms which begin on January 1.  Applications are accepted beginning in October, with final appointments being made at the regular City Council Meeting in December.  All members serve two-year terms, with even-numbered places beginning service in even-numbered years, and odd-numbered places beginning terms in odd-numbered years.

Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning & Zoning Commission is a ten-member board that makes recommendations to the council on comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivision plats, and other related land issues. P&Z meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall.  All members of the Planning & Zoning Commission shall be qualified voters of the city of Stephenville.

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment is a five-member board (with up to four alternate members) which can make interpretations of the meaning and intent of the City of Stephenville Zoning Ordinance.  It may grant special use permits for conditional uses in a zoning classification or variances to Zoning Ordinance requirements.  All members of the Board of Adjustment shall be qualified voters of the city of Stephenville.

 Building Board

The Building Board is a five-member board that addresses issues relative to the International Building Code, provides for the issuance of permits and collection of fees, and regulates activities affecting all building and structures inside the city. Membership is limited to the trade profession.

Mechanical Board

The Mechanical Board is a five-member board that addresses issues relative to the International Mechanical Code,  provides for the issuance of permits and collection of fees, and regulates activities affecting heating, ventilating, cooling, refrigeration systems, incinerators, or other miscellaneous heat-producing appliances inside the city.  Membership is limited to the trade profession.

Electrical Board

The Electrical Board is a five-member board that addresses issues relative to the National Electrical Code, provides for the issuance of permits and collection of fees, and the inspection and regulation of the installation of electrical wires and apparatus inside the city.   Membership is limited to the trade profession.

Plumbing Board

The Plumbing Board is a seven-member board that addresses issues relative to the International Plumbing Code, provides for issuance of permits and collection of fees, and regulates activities affecting the maintenance or use of any plumbing or rain water system or parts thereof inside the city.  Membership is limited to the trade profession.

 Dangerous Buildings Abatement Board

The Dangerous Buildings Abatement Board is a five-member board that provides for the inspection of buildings within the city and assigns authority for declaring dangerous buildings to be a nuisance. It also provides for an appeals process and defines said procedures.

Airport Advisory Board

The Airport Advisory Board is a seven-member board created to advise the city council on policy matters affecting the city’s airport facility.  Working in an advisory capacity, the Airport Advisory Board shall work toward the general improvement of the airport and the advancement of the city as an air transportation center.  At least five members of the board shall be city residents.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is a seven-member board that advises the city council on policy matters concerning the planning, acquisition, operation, and use of parks, playgrounds, and open spaces as well as recommends policies on recreational programs.  At least five members of the board shall be city residents.

Senior Citizens Advisory Board

The Senior Citizens Advisory Board is a seven-member board that advises the city council on policy matters affecting the Stephenville Senior Citizens Program.  At least four members of the board shall be city residents.

Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board is a seven-member board that advises the city council on policy matters concerning the planning, acquisition, operation, and use of library and recommends policies on library programs.  At least five members of the board shall be city residents; two members of the Twentieth Century Club shall be appointed by the Club to serve on the board.

Water Conservation Committee

The Water Conservation Committee is a five-member board that advises the city council on policy matters concerning the city’s water conservation and works to minimize the adverse impacts of water supply shortage or other water supply emergency condition.  All members of this committee shall be city residents.

Stephenville Type B Economic Development Authority Board

The Stephenville Type B Economic Development Authority Board is a seven-member board that provides direction to the Executive Director regarding economic development and incentives for the city of Stephenville.  Board members may be city or county residents.

Erath County Appraisal District Board of Directors

The city of Stephenville may appoint one person to serve on the Erath County Appraisal District Board of Directors.  This person serves a two-year term beginning in January of odd-numbered years.