NEWS RELEASE: Linn County Seeks To Fill Board & Commission Openings


For more information, contact:

Britt Nielsen

Communications Specialist

(319) 892-5126

britt.nielsen

For Immediate Release

January 30, 2018

Linn County Seeks To Fill Board & Commission Openings

LINN COUNTY, IA – January 30, 2018 – The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill voluntary appointments on the Planning & Zoning Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Mechanical Board of Appeals, and the Building Board of Appeals.

Planning & Zoning Commission

The Linn County Planning & Zoning Commission reviews and makes recommendations on proposed development applications for the unincorporated area of the county. Types of cases include proposals to rezone from one zoning district to another; proposals to subdivide land for development; and conditional use permit applications. The Commission also makes recommendations on amendments to the zoning and other land development regulations, and on the Linn County Comprehensive Plan. The Commission typically meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Linn County Public Service Center in Cedar Rapids.

Board of Adjustment

The Linn County Zoning Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals for variances and special exceptions from the zoning regulations; hears and decides on appeals from administrative decisions of the county zoning administrator; and hears and decides on conditional use permit applications. The Board typically meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Linn County Public Service Center in Cedar Rapids.

Applicants for these openings must be residents of rural Linn County and may submit an online application through the Linn County website at www.linncounty.org or may pick up an application at the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 Second St. SW in Cedar Rapids from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the Linn County Planning & Development Department at (319) 892-5130.

Mechanical Board of Appeals

The Linn County Mechanical Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals to determinations of Building Division staff with regard to Linn County Mechanical Regulations. Member responsibilities include making judgements regarding the interpretation of Mechanical Construction Codes as adopted by Linn County ordinance. This appeal board also serves as an advisory committee, making recommendations to The Board of Supervisors regarding code changes and ordinance adoption. The Board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, as necessary, at the Linn County Public Service Center in Cedar Rapids.

Applicants must be a Licensed HVAC Contractor and a resident of Linn County and may submit an online application through the Linn County website at www.linncounty.org or may pick up an application at the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 Second St. SW in Cedar Rapids from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the Linn County Planning & Development Department at (319) 892-5130.

Building Board of Appeals

The Linn County Building Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals to determinations of Building Division staff with regard to Linn County Construction Regulations. Member responsibilities include making judgements regarding the interpretation of Construction Codes as adopted by Linn County ordinance. This appeal board also serves as an advisory committee, making recommendations to The Board of Supervisors regarding code changes and ordinance adoption. The Board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month, as necessary, at the Linn County Public Service Center in Cedar Rapids.

Applicants must be residents of Linn County and may submit an online application through the Linn County website at www.linncounty.org or may pick up an application at the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 Second St. SW in Cedar Rapids from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the Linn County Planning & Development Department at (319) 892-5130. ###

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