Applications for Commission vacancy due Dec. 16

December 14, 2013

By Staff

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NEW — 3 p.m. Dec. 14, 2013

John Drescher’s election to the City Council means the Newcastle Planning Commission has a vacancy, and the city is seeking applicants for the position.

Drescher’s position will be vacated by Dec. 31. A newly appointed commissioner will begin serving the unexpired term Jan. 1 and will continue until July 31, 2016.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and reside within the city or its potential annexation areas as set forth in the Comprehensive Plan.

Interested parties should submit an application, letter of interest and résumé to the City Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

Applications are available on the city’s website at

The commission, an advisory board to the council, makes recommendations on the Comprehensive Plan, zoning and development codes, and performs duties assigned annually by the council through a work plan.

The commission is comprised of seven members, each serving a four-year term. Members are appointed by the mayor following a selection process and confirmed by the City Council. The commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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