City Seeking to Fill Open Seats on Three Boards and Commissions

The City of Camden is seeking applications to fill four open seats, one on the Board of Zoning Appeals, one on the Planning Commission, and two on the Board of Construction Appeals. Only City of Camden residents are eligible to apply; the deadline for applications is Friday, September 1.

The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five members, who shall be appointed by City Council for overlapping terms of four years. The Board of Zoning Appeals hears and decides appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Administrator. This Board also has the authority to grant variances if certain conditions are met.

The Board of Adjustments and Appeals (Board of Construction Appeals) consists of five members, who shall be residents of the City serving three year terms. The Board of Construction Appeals addresses and resolves matters occurring under the Fire Prevention Code, the Building Code, the Electrical Code, and the Plumbing Code.

The Planning Commission consists of seven members, who shall be residents of the City serving four year terms. The Planning Commission seeks to guide and accomplish a coordinated and harmonious development of the City of Camden in accordance with existing and future needs, best promote the efficiency and economy in the process of development. The Planning Commission’s responsibilities include: prepare and revise periodically a comprehensive plan for the City, prepare and recommend to City Council ordinances promoting orderly development in accordance with the comprehensive plan, administer the City Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 157, and review and recommend needed changes in ordinance and map of the City, to advise, and where appropriate to assist, the Building Inspector of the City as to interpretation, administration and enforcement by him of Chapter 156 and 157 of the Code of Ordinances, to hear and recommend to the City Council all requests for changes in zoning boundaries and requests for relief from zoning requirements, and to recommend to the City Council changes, additions, or deletions to the Zoning Code and map and new ordinances pertaining to zoning as it appears advisable.

Applications are available here or at City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton Street.