City Clerk Nicole Bolden invites applications for a vacant position to the Historic Preservation Commission and the Housing Quality Appeals Board

BLOOMINGTON — The City of Bloomington Office of the City Clerk is accepting applications to fill a vacant position on the Historic Preservation Commission and Quality Appeals Board.

The Historic Preservation Commission is an agency of the city council that is responsible for developing and coordinating the municipality’s historic preservation. Among other things, the commission is concerned with elements of development, redevelopment, rehabilitation, and preservation that affect visual quality in the historic district considers areas of historic importance, and can make recommendations to the common council of any concerns found with the purpose of ensuring preservation.

The Commission works to educate the public in regard to the historic preservation of Bloomington. It consists of nine volunteer local commissioners, all local residents with experience in historic preservation, which are appointed by the mayor. A staff member of the city Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development assists them.

Regular meetings are generally every other Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the McCloskey Conference Room at City Hall. Some meetings may be canceled due to a lack of business items at least one week prior to a scheduled meeting. There is no compensation for serving on the Historic Preservation Commission. The time requirement for members of the commission is 8 hours per month. There is one vacancy.

The Housing Quality and Appeals Board hears the appeals of any person who is the subject of, or directly impacted by, a ruling or decision of the Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development, designee, or any administrative officer charged with the administration of the Residential Rental Unit and Lodging

Establishment Inspection Program of Bloomington, Indiana. The board is authorized to make investigations relative to the appeal and may overrule the decisions of any administrative officer, including the neighborhood development division.

All regular meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 pm in the McCloskey Conference Room at City Hall. There are seven members of the Board, four appointed by the mayor and three appointed by the council. Members shall be residents of the city.

To learn more about each of the City’s boards and commissions, including mission statements, membership requirements, current membership listings, term lengths, meeting schedules, and location, visit the city website.

If you are interested in applying for a vacant seat on a board or commission, you may apply, by clicking here.

All board and commission meetings are free and open to the public. Potential applicants are urged to attend a meeting of their desired board or commission prior to applying.