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Boards and Commissions applications.

Applications may be submitted in person at City Hall, by e-mail to or by fax to 817-952-2103.  They may also be mailed to the attention of the City Secretary’s Office at 2000 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, TX 76021.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at 817-952-2101.

Bedford’s Boards and Commissions are comprised of citizen volunteers who have an active interest in participating in the municipal business of the City of Bedford.

Membership is open to all Bedford residents who have lived in Bedford for at least one year immediately preceding their appointment, unless otherwise noted by an ordinance, bylaws or regulatory provisions of that board or commission. Regular attendance at all meetings of the board or commission in which one is appointed is required.


Upcoming Board and Commission Agendas

Posted here are agendas for the various Boards and Commissions. Please select here to view the City Council agendas.

08/17/17 - Community Affairs Commission
08/21/17 – Beautification Commission

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Animal Shelter Advisory Board

PURPOSE
The Animal Shelter Advisory Board shall have the power and duties as set forth in the City of Bedford Code of Ordinances, specifically as it reads in Section 18-84 and Section 18-187, and as the City Council may from time to time impose upon the board.

MEETINGS
At least three times a year.

MEMBERS
The Animal Shelter Advisory Board Consists of five members as follows: one licensed veterinarian, one municipal official, one person whose duties include the daily operation of the Animal Shelter, one representative from an animal welfare organization and one representative from the general public. The veterinarian member shall either be a resident of the city, operate a veterinarian business within the city, or conduct veterinarian services within the city.Except for the municipal employees, all members serve two year terms. 

Position Member Term Ends
1--Veterinarian Susan Read - Chairperson September 30, 2018
2—Municipal Official Police Supervisor of Animal Control Permanent
3 –Animal Control Supervisor Animal Control Supervisor Permanent
4 – Animal Welfare Organization OPEN  
5 – General Public Karen Killian September 30, 2018
Staff Liaison: , Deputy Police Chief, 817-952-2405
Council Liaison: , Place 6
Animal Shelter Advisory Board Minutes
2016

December 28

July 13

January 19

2015
May 13
February 4
2014
November 12
May 7
March 5
January 8


Beautification Commission

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Beautification Commission is to make the City a clean and attractive city in which to live, to maintain a healthy environment, and to educate the City’s citizens as to the ongoing process of keeping their city beautiful. The Commission considers the following aspects and makes recommendations to the Council accordingly: landscaping of City rights-of-way and City property, award programs for businesses and residential areas that beautify their surroundings, promotion and education of recycling.

MEETINGS
3rd Monday of each month at 6:30PM.

MEMBERS/TERMS
The Beautification Commission consists of 11 members of the public at large. Members serve two year terms.

Position Member Term Ends
01 - At Large June Gravely September 30, 2017
02 - At Large F. Dewey Tennant September 30, 2017
03 - At Large James "Bucky" Geer September 30, 2018
04 - At Large Patty Sinclair September 30, 2017
05 - At Large Bonnie Cooper September 30, 2017
06 - At Large Marty Geer - Chairperson September 30, 2018
07 - At Large Kathy Fairchild  September 30, 2018
08 - At Large Garrett Rosser September 30, 2018
09 - At Large Bob Gough  September 30, 2018
10 - At Large Glenn Mizell September 30, 2018
11 - At Large  Erin Blackman September 30, 2017
Staff Liaison: , Parks Superintendent, 817-952-2308
Council Liaison/Ex-Officio Member , Place 5
The Bedford Beautification Commission Business Recognition Award
How do I nominate a business?
Business Recognition Nomination Form
Beautification Minutes
2017 2016 2015 2014
       
  November 21 November 16  
  October 17 October 19 November 11
  September 19 September 21 October 20
  August 15 August 17 August 18
  June 20 June 15 June 16
  May 16 May 16  
April 24   April 20 April 21
March 20 March 21 March 16 March 17
February 20 February 15 February 16 February 17
January 16 January 18 January 19 January 20


Building and Standards Commission

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Building and Standards Commission is the quasi-judicial enforcement of City ordinances for the preservation of public safety, covering separate areas of responsibility, relating to the materials or methods used to construct a building or improvement, relating to the fire safety of a building or improvement, relating to dangerously damaged or deteriorated buildings or improvements and relating to conditions caused by accumulations of refuse, vegetation, or other matter that creates breeding and living places for insects and rodents.

MEETINGS
As needed (generally on Mondays).

MEMBERS/TERMS
The Building and Standards Commission consists of five members as follows: two representatives from the general public, one building contractor, one registered engineer and one licensed architect. If a registered Engineer or Architect is not available, the Council may appoint such other person from the general public as it deems qualified to serve. Members serve two year terms.

Position Member Term Ends
01 - Engineer Tonya Martin December 31, 2017
02 -General Public Ronald Owens December 31, 2018
03 - Building Contractor OPEN  
04 - General Public Randy Youngs December 31, 2018
05 - Licensed Architect Tom Bresnahan December 31, 2017
06 - Alternate OPEN  
07 - Alternate Rick Solt December 31, 2017
08 - Alternate OPEN
09 - Alternate OPEN  
10 - Alternate OPEN
Staff Liaisons: , Inspection/Permit Manager, 817-952-2142
, Fire Marshal, 817-952-2142
Building Standards Commission Minutes
2017 2016 2015 2014
    February 16  
      August 25
       
       


Community Affairs Commission

PURPOSE
The Community Affairs Commission serves as an advisory board and shall provide the City Council with feedback on business and residential concerns. The Commission explores issues of public interest as identified and designated by the city council, collect information on these issues and make constructive recommendations to council and staff if any action should be taken by the city to satisfy those issues.

MEETINGS
3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30PM..

MEMBERS
The Community Affairs Commission consists of 12 members as follows: five Bedford business owners, one HEB Chamber of Commerce member and six Bedford residents. All business members must operate a business within the Bedford City limits. Members serve two year terms. A Council member serves as an ex-officio member.

Position Member Term Ends
01 - Business Jenna Waters September 30, 2018
02 - Business Doug White September 30, 2017
03 - Business Terry Smith September 30, 2018
04 - Business Jose Zavala September 30, 2017
05 - Business Emily Chavarriaga September 30, 2018
06 - Chamber Mary Frazior
07 - Resident Steve Grubbs September 30, 2018
08 - Resident Roy Savage September 30, 2017
09 - Resident OPEN  
10 - Resident Gary Morlock September 30, 2017
11 - Resident Margaret Hall September 30, 2017
12 - Resident Sal Caruso - Chairperson September 30, 2017
Council Liaison/Ex-Officio Member , Place 4
Staff Liaisons: , Strategic Services Manager, 817-952-2117
Community Affairs Commission Minutes
2017 2016 2015 2014
      December 18
      November 20
  November 17 November 19 October 16
  October 20 October 15 September 18
  September 15    
  August 18 August 20  
  June 16 June 18 June 19
  May 19 May 21 May 15
April 20 April 21 April 16 April 23
March 09 March 31 March 19 March 20
February 16 February 18 February 19 February 20
January 19 January 21 Janaury 15 January 16


Cultural Commission

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Cultural Commission is to serve as an advisory body to the City Council in order to improve arts and culture in the City of Bedford. The Cultural Commission will enhance arts and culture in Bedford by supporting the Cultural District, developing strategic plans and reports, encouraging arts/cultural related communication and awareness, researching and recommending priorities and projects to the City Council and assisting the City of Bedford with cultural programming. On an annual basis, the commission shall present a report to the city council regarding their activities.

MEETINGS
Mondays prior to regularly scheduled City Council meetings.

MEMBERS
The Cultural Commission consists of nine members, four of which are residents of the City of Bedford, two of which are members of ARTSNET to include the president and one additional board member, one community member representing the HEB Chamber of Commerce and two alternates. Members serve two year terms. A Council member and the City Manager or their designee serves as ex-officio members.

Position Member Term Ends
1 Resident Debbi Savage September 30, 2017
2 Resident Thomas Jacobsen - Chairperson September 30, 2018
3 Resident Barbara Speares September 30, 2017
4 Resident Sabra Doggett September 30, 2018
5 Resident Joy Brandon September 30, 2018
6 Resident Josh Santillan September 30, 2018
7 Resident OPEN  
8 Arts Council Northeast Lee Koch  
9 Arts Council Northeast Dr. Paul Davis  
Staff Liaison/Ex-Officio Member: , Events and Cultural Coordinator, 817-952-2137
Council Liaison/Ex-Officio Member: , Place 3
Cultural Commission Minutes
2017 2016 2015 2014
    November 9    
      December 8
  November 14 August 10 October 20
  October 10 June 22 September 8
  September 12 April 13 August 11
August 08 March 9 June 16
June 12 June 13 February 9 May 28
May 15 May 09 January 12 April 14
April 10 April 11   March 17
March 13 March 14   February 3
February 13 February 8   January 20
January 09 January 11   January 6
       
       
       
       
       


Ethics Commission

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Ethics Commission is to hear complaints and recommend the appropriate disposition of complaints regarding the conduct of elected officials, appointed officials and employees in accordance with the City’s Code of Ethics.

MEETINGS
Once a year (generally in December).

MEMBERS
The Ethics Commission consists of seven members. Members serve two year terms. The Administrative Services Director serves as an ex-officio member

Position Member Term Ends
1 Chairperson Beautification Commission  
2 Chairperson Community Affairs Commission  
3 Chairperson Cultural Commission  
4 Chairperson Library Board  
5 Chairperson Parks Board
6 Chairperson Planning and Zoning Commission  
7 John Chaloupka December 2015
8 Employee in Charge of Finance Cliff Blackwell


Library Advisory Board

PURPOSE
The Library Board studies and recommends policies relating to the operation, promotion, enlargement and future planning of the Library.

MEETINGS
3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM.

MEMBERS
The Library Board consists of nine members of the public at large. Members serve two year terms. A Council member serves as an ex-officio member.

Position Member Term Ends
1 Deborah Allbach - Chairperson September 30, 2017
2 Margaret Carroll September 30, 2017
3 Alejandra Paniagua September 30, 2017
4 Lester Davis   September 30, 2017
5 Lori Irvin September 30, 2018
6 Susan Hampton September 30, 2018
7 Marcia Griffith September 30, 2018
8 Sarah Williams September 30, 2017
9 Mishal Ali September 30, 2017
Staff Liaison: , Library Manager, 817-952-2252
Council Liaison/Ex-Officio Member , Place 4
Library Board Minutes
2017 2016 2015 2014
  November 16 November 18 November 19
  October 19 October 21  
  September 21 September 16 September 17
  August 17 August 19 August 20
    June 17 June 18
June 21 June 15 May 20 May 21
May 18 March 22 April 16
March 29 April 27 March 18 March 19
February 15 February 17 February 2 February 19
January 18 January 20 January 21 January 15
       
       
     


Parks and Recreation Board

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Board is to act as an advisory body to the Council in the procurement, development, supervision and administration of City public recreational activities within the City.

MEETINGS
1st Thursday of each month at 6:30PM.

MEMBERS
The Parks and Recreation Board consists of eleven members of the public at large. Members serve two year terms. A Council member serves as an ex-officio member.

Position Member Term Ends
01 James Burgess September 30, 2017
02 OPEN
03 Jeannette Cook - Chairperson September 30, 2017
04 Douglas Allbach September 30, 2017
05 Cathy Schneider September 30, 2018
06 Donna Williams September 30, 2018
07 Donna Hanson September 30, 2018
08 Elvera Rose September 30, 2017
09 Alex Cowart September 30, 2017
10 Sam Fairchild September 30, 2018
11 Randy Newby September 30, 2017
Staff Liaison: , Community Services Manager, 817-952-2322
Council Liaison/Ex-Officio Member: , Place 3
Parks and Recreation Board Minutes
2017 2016 2015 2014
  November 3 November 5 December 4
  October 6 August 6 November 4
  September 1 June 4 October 2
  August 4 May 6 September 4
    April 1 August 7
  June 2 March 12  
  May 05 February 4 June 18
April 6 April 07   May 1
March 2 March 02   April 10
February 2 February 4   March 06
January 5 January 7   February 12


Planning and Zoning Commission

PURPOSE
The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends a City plan for the physical development of the City; approval or denial of proposed changes in the zoning plan and exercises control over platting or subdividing land within the corporate limits and outside the corporate limits to the extent authorized by law.

MEETINGS
2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at a time to be determined for each meeting.

MEMBERS
The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of a minimum of seven members and two alternate members. Members serve two year terms.

Position Member Term Ends
01 Ruth Culver September 30, 2018
02 Jason Sinisi September 30, 2017
03 J. William (Bill) Reese September 30, 2017
04 Todd Carlson - Chairperson September 30, 2017
05 Mitchell Austin September 30, 2017
06 Tom Stroope September 30, 2018
07 Michael Ann "Mickey" Hall - Vice Chairperson September 30, 2018
08 - Alternate Michael Davis  September 30, 2017
09 - Alternate Lisa McMillan September 30, 2018
Staff Liaison: , Development Director, 817-952-2175
Planning and Zoning Minutes
2017 2016 2015 2014
  December 10   December 11
  October 27   November 13
  October 13   October 23
    July 23 September 11
  August 25 June 25  
  July 28 June 11 July 10
July 13 July 14 May 28 June 26
June 8 June 09 May 14 June 12
May 25 May 26 April 23 April 24
April 27 May 12 April 9 April 10
April 10 March 10 March 12 March 13
March 09 February 11 February 12 February 27
January 26   January 22 February 13
January 12   January 8 January 23
      January 9
       

 


4B - Street Improvement/ Economic Development Corporation

PURPOSE
The Street Improvement/ Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) is a non-profit entity established by the Council to operate, maintain and finance the costs for street improvements and maintenance in the City of Bedford. The SIEDC is funded by additional sales and use tax in the amount of one-half of one percent.

MEETINGS
Meetings are held twice a year, one in January and one in July.

MEMBERS
The SIEDC consists of seven directors as follows: four members of the City Council and three residents of Bedford.

Position Member Term Ends
1 - Public Tina Penney September 30, 2017
2 - Public Marty Hathaway September 30, 2017
3 - Public OPEN
4 - Council - President September 30, 2017
5 - Council September 30, 2017
6 - Council September 30, 2018
7 - Council September 30, 2018
2017 2016 2015 2014
  October 11   September 15
  July 16 July 21  
January 19 January 20 January 21


Teen Court Advisory Board

PURPOSE
The Teen Court Advisory Board is an advisory body to the governing bodies of participating entities (Bedford, Euless and Hurst) in providing a community based alternative to the formal court process for youth offenders and involving families in the administration of the alternative court process. The Board recommends to the governing bodies of participating entities those actions determined to provide support for the alternative court process.

MEETINGS
1st Monday of each quarter at 6:00PM

MEMBERS
Membership consists of two regular members and two alternate members from each entity (Bedford, Euless, and Hurst). Members serve two year terms. The Board appoints three student advisors who serve one year terms.

Position Member Term Ends
01 - Bedford Janet Key December 31, 2017
02 - Bedford Kathleen Toms December 31, 2018
Bedford Alternate 1 Jung Kim December 31, 2017
Bedford Alternate 2 OPEN  
Staff Liaisons: , Teen Court Supervisor - 817-952-2219
Council Liaison:
Teen Court Minutes
2017 2016 2015 2014
       
    November 5 November 6
  November 3   October 2
  October 6 September 3  
  September 1    
  June 2   August 07
April 06 April 07   March 06
  March 3   February 25
February 02 February 4   January 23
January 05 January 7 January 15 January 16


Zoning Board of Adjustments

PURPOSE
The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the administrative officials in the enforcement of the zoning ordinance. The Board also reviews certain variance requests.

MEETINGS
3rd Wednesday of each month, beginning at 6:00PM with a work session at 5:30PM

MEMBERS
The Zoning Board of Adjustment consists of five regular members and two alternate members. Members serve two year terms.

Position Member Term Ends
1 Robert Welch December 31, 2017
2 John Thompson December 31, 2018
3 OPEN December 31, 2018
4 OPEN
5 Keith Quigley December 31, 2017
6 - Alternate OPEN  
7 - Alternate OPEN  
Staff Liaison: , Development Director, (817) 952-2175
ZBA Minutes
2017 2016 2015 2014
April 19 January 20 August 19 June 18
    June 17 June 17
    May 28  
    January 22  
 
 
 
 
 
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