Planning, Parks commissions look to fill staff vacancies

August 17, 2009

By Tim Pfarr

NEW — 2 p.m. Aug. 17, 2009

Officials want to fill three vacancies each on the Newcastle Planning Commission and Parks Commission.

Newcastle residents 18 years or older can apply for the open positions. The application deadline for both commissions is Aug. 21.

The original deadline was Tuesday, but city officials moved the deadline due to a shortage of applicants.

The Planning Commission consists of seven members; they work with the City Council on land-use issues.

The Parks Commission consists of nine members; they works with the council on issues related to parks and recreation.

The mayor will appoint members to both commissions, and the City Council will confirm the mayor’s appointees.

For the Parks Commission, terms for Andrew Shelton, Mark Garvin and Christopher Hills will expire Aug. 31.

Shelton and Hills are seeking reappointment; Garvin is not.

For the Planning Commission, terms for Rob Lemmon, Beth Glynn and Kandy Schendel expired July 31. All three are seeking reappointment.

To avoid vacancies, members of both commissions are allowed to continue their work until they are replaced.

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