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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Looking for an opportunity to serve your community and help shape the future of Granbury?

The City of Granbury has several advisory boards and commissions that make recommendations to the City Council on a variety of issues impacting City services, community development, parks & recreation facilities and more.  Ten of those boards have members whose current terms of office expire in January 2023. The City is now accepting applications for those seats.

Applications must be submitted to the City Secretary’s Office by Thursday, December 29, 2022    More Information & Applications:

City Secretary’s Office   116 West Bridge Street, Granbury, TX 76048   817-573-1114

 Appointments will be made by City Council in January 2023. Applicants will be notified of appointment by mail.

BUILDING STANDARDS, PLUMBING, ADJUSTMENTS, AND APPEALS BOARD Hears and decides on appeals of decisions made by the building official or fire inspector. Hears and makes rulings on dangerous building and property maintenance cases. The Board consists of eight members including a general contractor, insurance agent, electrician, plumber, three members at-large from the building industry and the Hood County Fire Marshal.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ADVISORY COMMMITTEE Assists the City Council in adopting land use assumptions, monitors and evaluates the implementation of the capital improvements plan, and advises the City Council of the need to update or revise the land use assumptions, capital improvements plan, and impact fees. The committee consists of not less than five members who are representatives from the real estate, development, and building industries, as well as one representative in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city.

ETHICS COMMISSION Hears complaints of allegations of violation of the code of ethics against a Councilmember. The Commission pool of candidates consists of six residents of the City of Granbury.

CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION Works cooperatively with private citizens, foundations, corporations, institutions, and agencies committed to the preservation and development of programs and activities related to the arts and makes recommendations on art-related expenditures. The Commission consists of seven members at-large, and a majority of the members must reside within the City of Granbury.

PARKS BOARD Researches and recommends policies regarding development, operation, and maintenance of the municipal parks. The Board consists of nine members at-large.

REGIONAL AIRPORT BOARD Recommends policies regarding the operation and maintenance of the airport. The Board consists of eight members at-large.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION Adopts criteria for the designation of landmarks, promotes historic preservation, and increases awareness of the value of historic, cultural, and architectural preservation. Hears and decides on applications for Certificates of Appropriateness for properties in historic districts. The Commission consists of seven members; one may be a member of the Hood County Historical Commission and a minimum of four members must be owners of a landmark or of property in a historic district. The remaining members may be residents or own property located within the City of Granbury.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION Makes recommendations to City Council regarding requests for Specific Use Permits, zoning changes, ordinance amendments, and plats. Renders decisions regarding Tree Conservation Plans and gives recommendations regarding achievable goals, plans, programs, and policies for the total development of the City.  The Board consists of eight members at-large, all of which must be current residents of the City of Granbury and have resided here for at least twelve months prior to appointment. All members must also be registered voters of the City of Granbury.

PUBLIC TELEVISION CHANNEL ADVISORY BOARD Brings forward needs, suggestions, and recommendations from the community to aid in development and improvement of the public television channel. Advises City Council and City staff regarding the City’s broadcast programming. The Board consists of seven members at-large, and a majority of the members must reside or own property within the City of Granbury.

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT Hears and decides appeals and variance requests and may modify decisions or determinations related to the zoning ordinance. The authority and responsibilities of this board are established in Texas Local Government Code.  The Board consists of five regular members at-large and two alternate members.  All members must be residents and qualified voters of the City of Granbury.

The City of Granbury appreciates all who are eager to donate their time and join the team of citizens serving the Granbury community.

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