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County P&Z filling vacancy
July 6, 2017
Boundary County Commissioners are seeking letters of interest for county residents who've lived here two years or longer who are interested in serving on the county planning and zoning commission.

The P&Z commission is a nine member body, and by serving on the you would plan to attend a meeting one night a month. This is usually on the third Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the meeting, which normally follows a published agenda that takes approximately three hours to complete.

One week prior to this meeting commission members are provided an agenda outlining the substance of the next meeting. As a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission you would have a copy of the complete and current Land Use Ordinance as a reference, as well as a copy of the Comprehensive Plan currently in effect.

Once a decade, and 2018 is the next first year in this cycle, the Comprehensive Plan is reviewed and established yet again as the guide and basis of the Land Use Ordinance. The fiscal year 2018 begins October 1, 2017.

This means that should you become a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission at this time, you will be helping to define the direction of growth in Boundary County for the next 10 years.

This is an exciting time and an exciting opportunity to be a part of this community!

"I urge you to consider volunteering your time and energy in this worthwhile community effort," said zoning administrator John Moss. "Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this information. The next step is yours: a letter of interest must be received by noon July 13 in order for the current commission to consider your application and schedule an interview with you as part of the agenda for the July 20 meeting."

Letters of interest should be sent to the Planning and Zoning Administrator at PO Box 419, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805, or email it to They can also be hand delivered to the administrator’s office in room 16 of the county courthouse, 6452 Kootenai Street, Bonners Ferry.
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