Several boards and commissions help The City Council make decisions about projects and developments.

Several boards and commissions help The City Council make decisions about projects and developments.

Appearance Review Committee
This committee reviews applications for signs and buildings in the Adams Dairy Parkway Overlay Zoning District. The committee, which meets at the call of the chairman, may also review other applications.

Board of Zoning Adjustment
While this board makes no recommendations to the City Council, it is still important because it hears and decides appeals when an applicant requests an exception to the Unified Development Code.
All decisions are final. Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Development Advisory Committee
This committee is charged with encouraging communication between the city and the building community on proposed development regulations changes. The committee meets when needed.

Downtown Review Board
This board serves as the governing body for the Downtown Development Code enforcing building layout and the downtown zoning map. The board meets on an as-needed basis.

Economic Development Corporation Board
This corporation, created by the city, focuses to attract and retain industrial, manufacturing and professional employers to the city, as well as make recommendations to the mayor and City Council.

Historic Preservation Commission
This commission, which meets the second Wednesday of each month on an as-needed basis, is charged with protecting and enhancing the city’s historic landmarks and safeguarding its heritage.
The commission makes recommendations to the mayor, City Council and Planning Commission.

Park Commission
This commission meets the first Wednesday of each month and makes recommendations to the mayor and City Council about Parks and Recreation Department services and programs.

Planning Commission
This commission meets the second and fourth Mondays to make recommendations to the mayor and City Council about zoning regulations and proposed developments.

Public Art Commission
This commission meets on the third Thursday of each month. The  is commission, comprised of seven members, advises the city on cultural issues.

Solid Waste Management Commission
This commission keeps the City Council informed regarding state and federal regulation of solid waste. Meetings are held as needed.

Technical Review Committee
This committee considers appeals of decisions regarding plat approval. Meetings are held as needed and can be called by the chair or director of Public Works/City Engineer.

Tax Increment Finance Commission
This commission makes recommendations to the City Council about tax incentives for proposed development areas.

Information taken from Blue Springs Web site: www.bluespringsgov.com