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BOARD AND COMMISSIONS CITY OF NEVADA, MISSOURI
The Airport Board was established in November of 1979 by Ordinance No. 3237. The Board was created under the direction of the City Charter, Article V, Section 5.1.
Goal/Duties: The Board was established to enforce the performance of all contracts and work and to have charge of all books, property, and assets belonging to the City airport. The Board also supervises the operation of the airport and makes all necessary regulations for the government of the airport.
The Board consists of five members originally appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Two members must be residents of the City, the Airport Manager also serves as a constant on the Board. The members serve four-year terms and meet on the call of the Chairperson
- Monte Curtis, Chair – 1/2012
- Scott Burge – 1/2013
- Mike Farran – 1/2013
- Warren Schooley – 1/2013
- Dr. Ron Jones – 11/2012
The Animal Control Board was established in December 19th, 2006 by Ordinance No. 6614. The Board was created under the direction of the City Charter, Article V, Section 5.1.
Goal/Duties: The Board was established to be an advisory board and make recommendations to the City Manager, and the City Manager’s staff or designee regarding the operation and maintenance of the Animal Shelter.
The Board shall consists of five (5) members, four must be residents of the City of Nevada, and one county resident. The members serve three year terms and meet on the call of the Chairperson. The Board Chair or designee shall report to the City Council quarterly regarding the state of the Animal Shelter.
- Gail Post, Chair – 1/2010
- June O’Conner – 1/2008
- Bonnie Stafford – 1/2008
- Lucille Walker – 1/2008
This Board has been inactive since 2008
The Board of Building Appeals was established in November 1979 by Ordinance No. 3237. The Board was created under the direction of the City Charter, Article V, Section 5.1.
Goals/Duties: The Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction, provides for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the Building and Mechanical Codes, and makes determinations of any appeals arising from actions of the Municipal Code Officer.
The Board consists of five members and the Building Inspector, serves three year staggered terms, and meets on the call of the Chairperson.
- Jim Liley – 3/2012
- Dean Stutesman – 5/2012
- J.C. Wiseman – 5/2012
- Jack Bastow – 5/2011
The Board of Zoning Adjustment was established in November 1979 by Ordinance No. 3237, Article V, Section 5.1 of the City Charter.
Goals/Duties: The Board of Zoning shall hear and decide appeals alleging error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official. When there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardship in the way of carrying out, vary or modify the application of any of the regulations or provisions in the use of construction or alteration of buildings or structures or the use of land shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured and justice done.
The board shall consist of five members, serving 5-year term. Meets on the call of the Chairperson.
- Mary Haggans, Chair – 10/2015
- Bob Beaver – 11/2010
- Jim Labitska – 10/2015
- Bill Denman – 11/2015
- John Preston – 4/2011
Goals/Duties: The Electrical Board was established to: prepare applications for examinations of Master and Journeyman Electricians; prepare forms of certification for electricians and issue same once the examination is passed; govern the conduct of electricians and see that they conform to the rules established under the National Electrical Code; recommend any changes or interpret any rules as pertaining to the Electrical Code; and suspend or revoke any certification issued by the Board as required.
This Board consists of one electrician with at least ten years active experience; one electrician with at least five years active experience; two persons generally experienced in electrical work; one person NOT an electrician who shall have a thorough knowledge of building and building construction and the Building Inspector or City Manager’s designee. The members serve three-year terms and meet on the call of the Chairperson.
- Randy Wallace, Chair – 2/2012
- Perry Cash – 3/2012
- Joe Hammontree – 4/2012
- Dave Millam – 4/2011
- Dean Stutesman – 4/2012
The Fair Housing Board was established in November of 1979 by Ordinance No. 3237, under the direction of the City Charter Article IX, Sec. 2-38.
Goals/Duties: The fair housing board will to be made up of five members on staggered three-year terms. They will receive all complaints initiated under chapter 39, investigate the same, notify the person against whom the complaint is made of the complaint and the person aggrieved and will attempt to eliminate any alleged discriminatory practice by conference and conciliation.
Any complaints which are found by a majority of the board to be well-founded violations of chapter 39 which are not eliminated by conference and conciliation, will be referred to the city prosecutor for review and, if appropriate, further action. Meets on the call of the Chairperson.
The Housing Authority was established in November of 1979 by Ordinance No. 3237, as specified in Article V, Section 5.1 of the City Charter and authorized by Resolution No. 406 dated November of 1969.
Goals/Duties: The duties of the commission are set forth in Chapter 99 RSMo. Basically, the Commission is in charge of low income housing; administering programs for the HUD office; overseeing the administration of the housing authority office including setting rents and utility allowances; and making other financial decisions. Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
The five-member commission, appointed by the Mayor, meets monthly on the call of the Chairperson. Commissioners serve four-year terms.
- Frankie Davis, Chair – 1/2013
- Lois Crowe – 1/2015
- Jennifer Thomas – 1/2013
- Ida Spencer – 1/2012
- Mike Turnbull – 1/2013
The Tourism Advisory Board was established in December of 1998 by Ordinance No. 4325, under the direction of Article V, Section 5.1 of the City Charter. In 2003 the board requested their name be changed to I.M.P.A.C.T. Nevada Tourism.
Goals/Duties: It is the duty of this board to recommend to city council expenditures to be made from the tourism fund for the purpose of promoting tourism in the City of Nevada. Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
The I.M.P.A.C.T. Nevada Tourism board shall consist of seven (7) members, appointed by the City Council, with at least (3) to be from the hotel/motel restaurant industry. In addition, the City Manager shall serve as a nonvoting ex-officio member. The City Manager may designate other city staff to serve in his place as ex-officio member. The Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce Board shall appoint a member of the Chamber staff to serve as a nonvoting ex-officio member.
- Jesse Ornelas – 4/2013
- Wendy Barton – 4/2014
- Kathy Abele – 4/2014
- Lynda Jones – 4/2012
- Mary Reinert – 4/2012
- Dr. Judy Rogers – 4/2012
- Pat Arnold – 4/2013
This Board was established in November of 1979 by Ordinance No. 3237, under Article V, Section 5.1 of the City Charter.
Goals/Duties: The Board is responsible for making and adopting by-laws, rules and regulations for their own guidance and for the government of the library as outlined in 182.140 – 182.301 RSMo; appointing a properly qualified librarian; controlling all library funds; and maintaining all library properties.
The Board is made up of nine members who must reside within the City limits. Two ex-officio members may also be appointed. The members serve three-year terms and meet the fourth Thursday of each month.
- Lori Fast – 2013
- Tom Bunton – 2011
- Barbara Labitska – 2013
- Jim Erpenback – 2012
- Janice Runyan – 2012
- Jerry Sanders – 2012
- Shirley Rainey – 2011
- Brian Bell – 2013
- Kelly Stevens – 2014
NRMC Hospital Board
The City Hospital Board was originally established in November of 1979 by Ordinance No. 3237, created under the direction of the City Charter, Article V, Section 5.1. In January of 1987 Ordinance No. 3512 added the Nursing Home (Moore-Few) to the responsibilities of the Board.
Goals/Duties: Originally set up to establish, equip, and maintain a hospital in the City for the care and treatment of the sick and disabled and to secure the health of the City. The Board continues to control, manage, and operate the City Hospital, known as the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Meets the last Tuesday of each month.
The Board is made up of nine members with some positions serving certain medical criteria; the members serve three-year terms. The Board meets the last Tuesday of each month.
- Dr. Glen Rogers, Chair – 12/2011
- Catherine Hissink – 12/2011
- Bill Denman – 12/2013
- Julie McKinley – 12/2013
- Wayne Prewitt – 12/2013
- Jenise Burch – 12/2013
- David Millam – 12/2015
- Steve Russ – 12/2011
- William Turner, MD – 12/2011
The Parks & Recreation Board was established in November of 1979 by Ordinance No. 3237, under the direction of Article V, Section 5.1 of the City Charter.
Goals/Duties: The Board is responsible for controlling, managing and operating our city parks for the general enjoyment of the public. The Board prepares proposals regarding programs and fees to be presented to the City Council.
The Board is made up of nine members who must reside within the City limits and may not be a member of the City Council. One council member serves a one-year term as a monitor by appointment of the Mayor. The members serve a three-year term and meet the last Wednesday of the month.
- Jeff Post, Chair – 6/2013
- Amyl Bishop – 6/2012
- Shirley Ann Bastow – 6/2012
- Gina Cripps – 6/2011
- Lance Christie – 6/2013
- Frankie Davis – 6/2014
- Amyl Bishop – 6/2012
- Warren Schooley – 6/2014
- Karen Polon – 2014
- Tina Werner – 2014
The Planning Commission was established in November of 1979 by Ordinance No. 3237, under the direction of Article V, Section 5.1 of the City Charter.
Goals/Duties: It is the duty of this board to receive applications for amendments, changes and revisions of the zoning district map, and the rules, regulations and provisions of the zoning regulations of the City Council, hold public hearings and make recommendations to the City in regard to such applications as provided in the zoning regulations. The Board also recommends to the City Council and other appropriate public officials means and methods of promoting and carrying out the City plan and necessary revision and changes in the City plan.
The Board consists of eleven members, consisting of nine citizens of the City of Nevada, MO, one City Council member as appointed by the Council and the City Building Inspector or City Engineer, whichever is designated by the City Manager. The Board meets the second Tuesday of every month.
- Blake Hertzberg, Chair – 3/2013
- Mark Selsor – 3/2015
- Lisa Christie – 11/2014
- Jim Erpenback – 10/2014
- Janet Wray – 2/2013
- John Flynn – 10/2014
- Dick Shorten – 11/2012
- Jim Liley – 11/2014
- Jeff Tweten- 11/2014
The Plumbing Board was established in November of 1979 by Ordinance No. 3237, under the direction of the City Charter, Article V, Section 5.1.
Goals/Duties: The Plumbing Board was established to: prepare applications for examinations of Master and Journeyman Plumbers; prepare forms of certification for plumbers and issue same once the examination is passed; govern the conduct of plumbers and see that they conform to the rules established under the National Plumbing Code; recommend any changes or interpret any rules as pertaining to the Plumbing Code; and suspend or revoke any certification issued by the Board as required.
This five-member board consists of: two licensed plumbers, two lay members who are citizens of Nevada, MO and the Building Inspector. The members serve three-year terms, with the exception of the Building Inspector who holds the position for his/her employment with the City of Nevada, MO and meet upon the call of the Chairperson.
- Deanna Giessel – 3/2013
- Edward Hyde – 2/2011
- Rick McInroy – 2/2011
- Jay Taylor – 3/2011
- Building Inspector
Street & Infrastructure
The Board of Street & Infrastructure was put in place in November 2006 by Ordinance 6609. Up to that time this Board was formally known as the Street Committee which was formed in 1994 as a result of a Town Hall Meeting in which citizens stated they would like to see such a committee put in place.
Goal/Duties: The Board was established to assist in determining street repairs and improvements needed within the City and present them to Council for approval.
The Committee consists of 5 members who live in the city limits of Nevada, for 3 year terms and are appointed by the Mayor. The Board meets on the call of the Chairperson.
- Jack Bastow – 9/2011
- Bob Coonrod – 11/2011
- Bo Bishop – 11/2012
- John Haggans – 9/2013
- Ray Dean Scism – 2/2014