Boards and Commissions
Airport Commission
This five member commission operates the Mason City Municipal Airport by advising the Airport Manager and approving and controlling operations. Term = 6 years; expires on November 1st. Meetings = second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the Airport.

A. D. A. Transit Panel
The purpose of this panel is to review A.D.A. Paratransit applications for LIFT Program service and determine eligibility. On a rotating basis, three members meet every Tuesday at noon, if 10 applications or more.

Building Advisory and Appeals Board
This five-member board shall hear and decide appeals on any order, requirement, decision or interpretation made by the Director of Inspection Services in the enforcement of the Building Code. The board also recommends amendments and/or changes to the Building Code. Term=5years; expires on April 1st. Meetings=second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m., as needed, at City Hall.

Cable Television Commission
This commission shall be responsible for the city's continuing administration of the cable franchise and shall act as an liaison between the cable company and the customers. Term=4 years; expires on January 1st. Meetings are quarterly at City Hall.

Cemetery Board
This five-member board oversees the operation of Elmwood Cemetery. It prepares the budget and hires the superintendent and secretary.Term=5 years; expires on April 1st. Meetings are held as needed at the cemetery.

Civil Service Commission
This three-member commission hears appeals from Civil Service employees concerning terminations, demotion, or suspension. Members also conduct entrance and promotion exams and certify lists of applicants to City Council Term=6 years; expires on April 1st. The commission meets as needed at City Hall.

Economic Development Corporation Board (MCEDC)
This fifteen-member board solicits and encourages new industry to locate in Mason City, supports and encourages expansion and growth of local industries and businesses, and facilitates negotiations between City of Mason City and new or existing business/industry. This board also maintains a suitable inventory of land for commercial and industrial development for new and existing business and industry in Mason City and Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. The term for serving on this board is 2 years.

Electrical Appeals Board
This seven-member board shall hear and decide appeals on any order, requirement, decision, or interpretation made by the Electrical Inspector in the enforcement of the Electrical Code. The board also recommends amendments and/or changes to the Electrical Code. Term=3 years; expires on July 1st. Meetings are held as needed at City Hall.

Electrical Examiners Board
This seven-member board administers an examination to determine eligibility for electrical journeyman or contractor license. This examination is compiled by the board and updated as city and national electrical codes dictate. Term=3 years; expires on July 1st. Meetings are held as needed at City Hall.

Enterprise Zone Commission
The purpose of this 9 person commission is to promote new economic development in State certified zones within the city.

Historic Preservation Commission
This seven-member commission was established to promote education, recognition and preservation of historic, architectural and cultural resources in the community. Term = 2 years; expires on May 1st. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 at City Hall.

Housing Advisory and Appeals Board
This seven-member board hears and decides appeals of property owners on any order, requirement, decision, or interpretation made by the Director of Inspection Services in the enforcement of the Housing Code. Also recommends amendments and/or changes to the Housing Code. Term=5 years; expires on April 1st. Meetings are held as needed at City Hall.

Housing Commission
This five-member commission serves as an advisory board to the City Council regarding housing assistance needs and the methods by which those needs can be met. A commission member may be called upon to serve as Hearing Officer at informal reviews or hearings regarding housing assistance program applicants or participants. Term=2 years; expires on April 1st. Meetings=first Tuesday of month at 4:00 p.m., as needed, at City Hall.

Human Rights Commission
The purpose of this nine-member commission is to ensure equal opportunity for all persons in the areas of employment, housing, financial practices, and public accommodations. The commission was established to receive, investigate, and pass upon complaints alleging unfair or discriminatory practices. It also recommends appropriate remedies where discrimination is found to exist. Ter=3 years; expires on January 1st. Meetings=third Tuesday of month at 4 p.m. at City Hall.

Library Board
This seven-member board is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Mason City Public Library. They promote education and an appreciation for learning in the community. It is in charge of policy-making; hiring the director and assisting the director in business affairs; sets salaries; and communicates with both the public and City Council about affairs and budget of the Mason City Public Library.Term=6 years; expires on July 1st. Meetings=third Tuesday of month at 4:15 p.m. at the Public Library.

MacNider Museum Board
This nine-member board is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the MacNider Art Museum galleries and studios. They promote art education and appreciation of art, accept gifts or purchase works of art for the museum, and participate in fund raising for the museum's growth. It is in charge of policy-making; hiring the director and assisting the director in business affairs; sets salaries; and communicates with both the public and city council about affairs and budget of the MacNider Art Museum. Term=6 years; expires on July 1st. Meetings=third Tuesday of month at 7:30 p.m. at the Museum.

Parks and Recreation Board
This elected board controls and manages all city Parks and Recreation programs. Term=4 years. Meetings=second Tuesday of month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Planning and Zoning Commission
This seven-member commission functions in two broad areas. It studies the municipality in order to project plans for orderly development and maximizing the community's potential for desirable growth and enjoyment by its people. It also recommends zoning classifications for land use that support initial planning and makes recommendations to the City Council in all matters involving uses, establishment, or change of zone categories. Term=5 years; expires on April 1st. Meetings=second Tuesday of month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Plumbing Appeals Board
This five-member board shall hear and decide appeals on any order, requirement, decision, or interpretation made by the Plumbing Inspector in the enforcement of the Plumbing Code. The board also recommends amendments and/or changes to the Plumbing Code. Term=1 year; expires on January 1st. Meetings are held as needed at City Hall.

Plumbing Examiners Board
This three-member board assists the Plumbing Examiner when necessary if there are disputes or needs for arbitration concerning the licensing of plumbing journeyman or contractor. Also, members monitor plumber examinations. Term=1 year; expires on January 1st. Applicants must be licensed plumbers. Meetings held as needed at City Hall.

Riverfront Commission
This seven-member commission assists the City Council and oversees riverfront needs Term=3 years; expires on April 1st. Meetings=fourth Tuesday of month at 4:00 p.m.

Task Force on Accessibility
This twelve-member board keeps the City Council informed as to the needs of its citizens to provide accessibility. Meetings are held as needed at City Hall.

Youth Task Force
Focuses on making a quality environment for youth in Mason City by working with churches, schools, police, parents and social agencies in the community.

Zoning Board of Adjustment
The purpose of this five-member board is to hear appeals of property owners to use zoned property for a non-conforming use.Term=5 years; expires on April 1st. Meetings=first and third Tuesday of the month, as needed at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall.
       
       
       
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