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include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Coordinate CLG program
2. Provide staff for HDC and planning commission.
a) Answers questions and provides information to citizens, developers, architects/engineers regarding the HDC and Planning Ordinances and procedures for obtaining permits, variances and design review permits
b) Conducts pre-application conferences, reviews applications to ensure required information is included; contacts applicants to obtain additional information if required.
c) Visits and reviews each application site to determine potential problems or conflicts, and inspects each site after work is completed to check compliance.
d) Compiles applicant’s materials required for proper consideration of each application which may include project narrative, land surveys, legal descriptions, site plans, and architectural drawings; and prepares preliminary materials for distribution to HDC and Planning Commissions.
e) Analyzes applications and research information such as property history, immediate area history, and neighborhood impact and submits comprehensive report on each application with staff recommendations to commissions.
f) Attends related public hearing meetings and or workshops, HDC and Planning Commission meetings to present reports, make recommendations, answer questions, and provide technical information; and testifies in court cases as required.
g) Conducts periodic drive-through inspections of the HDC/Zoning area to ensure that compliance with the ordinances being maintained; responds to and deals with complaints; and works with the building official to enforces the ordinance through communication, or legal action when necessary.
h) Works with HDC and Planning Chairpersons to establish procedures for coordinating the Planning and Zoning Master Plan with city, county, state and other area planning agencies; and for setting priorities and methods for continuing and updating the Master Planning process.
3. Research, write and assist with grants and maintain records for all city grants as required.
4. Serve as liaison between City of Eureka Springs and local community groups.
5) Seeks to increase knowledge of:
a) principles and practices of urban and land use planning and zoning, urban design, and historic preservation;
b) applicable laws and legal requirements in land use planning, zoning and maintaining historic districts;
c) experiences and practices of zoning districts in other communities.
d) advancements in technology applicable to the HDC and Planning.
e) the history ofHDC and Planning; and
f) Attends workshops and seminars for professional growth and development.
6) Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned by the Mayor.