There is now a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) for a Republican member. This “vacancy term” seat will be up for re-election in November 2013. The Commission generally meets about thirty times per year, usually on Tuesday nights. They are comprised of six members and are responsible for reviewing and acting upon land use applications, and also work on long-range planning, including anticipated work on an update to the Town Plan of Conservation and Development in late 2013 or early 2014.
The Darien Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) also is looking for two Republican members, one of which is to fill an existing vacancy. The EPC meets about fifteen times per year, usually on Wednesday nights. The EPC reviews applications for activity in and near wetlands and watercourses. It serves as both the Flood and Erosion Control Board and the Town’s Conservation Commission. These EPC seats are positions appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
It is requested that all candidates who wish to come forth for the Planning and Zoning Commission position submit 1-2 written pages with their background and relevant experience. It should be sent via e-mail to Planning and Zoning Director Jeremy Ginsberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday December 5th at 4:30 p.m. This information will then be passed along to the five other Commission members, who will then narrow them down to those who will be invited to interview with the full Commission on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8:00 p.m., as their first item on that night’s meeting agenda. The Town Clerk will be present that night to swear-in the candidate selected by the Commission, who would then be able to be seated for that evening’s scheduled meeting.
For those seeking one of the EPC positions, contact Seth Morton at email@example.com, the nominating Chair for the Republican party.
For any questions about the Planning and Zoning Commission or Environmental Protection Commission vacancies generally, please call Planning and Zoning Director Jeremy Ginsberg at (203) 656-7351.