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Board & Commission Membership Requirements

Board/Commission Purpose Members Qualifications Terms Meetings
Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee Reviews applications and makes recommendations to Town Council regarding the disbursement of Accommodations Tax Funds. 7 Majority must be from Hospitality Industry, including 2 from Lodging Industry and at least 1 from Cultural Organization. Staggered 3 years to expire June 30 Meetings are generally held July thru December as needed at 9:00 a.m. (Some meetings could be up to 8 hours in length).
Board of Zoning Appeals Hears and decides appeals; grants variances from provisions of the LMO; reviews and takes action on special exception applications. 7 5 At-Large
To Extent Available:
1 Attorney
1 Architect or Landscape Architect
Staggered 3 years to expire June 30 Meetings are generally held the 4th Monday of the month at 2:30 p.m., subject to change with notice.
Culture and Arts Advisory Committee Works with the Town’s Culture and Arts Network Director to create an entertainment, arts, culture and heritage vision and strategy. 9-12 Experience in local entertainment, arts, culture, and heritage endeavors, or appropriate professional qualifications. Staggered 3 years to expire June 30 To be determined.
Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals Grants variances from Standard Building Code if deemed necessary. 9 To Extent Available:
1 Architect
1 Engineer
1 Electrical Engineer
Contractors:
1 General
1 Mechanical
1 Plumbing
1 Electrical
2 members at-large from building industry & 2 alternates
1 building industry
1 electrical industry
Staggered 4 years to expire June 30 The CBAA meets only as needed on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm.
Design Review Board Aesthetics and design review along designated corridors. 7 To Extent Available:
1 Attorney
2-3 Design Professionals but no more than 3 Design Professionals
Staggered 3 years to expire June 30 Meetings are generally held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 1:15 p.m., subject to change with notice.
Parks & Recreation Commission Makes recommendations for the establishment of an effective Parks & Recreation System for the citizens & residents of the Town. 7 Experience in organized recreation; childcare provision, or leisure services to senior citizens Staggered 3 years to expire June 30 Meetings are held at 3:30 p.m., subject to change with notice.
Planning Commission Prepares and updates the Comprehensive Plan; reviews proposed zoning changes; reviews public project, conditional use, street and development name changes and traffic impact applications. 9 To Extent Available:
1 Attorney
1 Architect or Landscape Architect
7 At-large
Staggered 3 years to expire June 30 Meetings are generally held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, subject to change with notice.1st at 9:00 a.m.and 3rd at 3:00 p.m.
Beaufort County Aviation Board (This is not a Town Board/Commission; however, Town Council makes HHI resident appointment recommendation to the Beaufort County Board) To assist the Beaufort County Council by providing technical, financial, business, and marketing advice that helps to ensure and promote public aviation facilities 11 Open to anyone who has the business and professional experience to help ensure the success and the enhancement of both Beaufort County airports Staggered 2 years to expire December 30th 3rd Thursday of each month at Beaufort County Administration Building Council Chambers at 1:30 p.m.

Beaufort Housing Authority Board (This is not a Town Board/Commission; however, Town Council makes HHI resident appointment recommendation to the City of Beaufort Board) Reviews resolutions and applications not approved by the Director for Public Housing and Section 8 Housing 7 Housing Industry, Legal, Accounting, or Business experience Staggered 4 year terms to expire September 30th 4th Wednesday of each month at Beaufort County Housing Authority Building at 5:00 p.m.
Southern Beaufort County Corridor Beautification Board (This is not a Town Board/Commission; however, Town Council makes HHI resident appointment recommendation to the Beaufort County Board) To assist the Beaufort County council in design, implementation, fundraising and promotion of median beautification along high volume traffic corridors in souther Beaufort County 9   4 year terms to expire February 28th Quarterly meetings

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