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City seeks commission members

The City of Rosemount is seeking residents to serve as members on city advisory commissions including the planning, parks and recreation and utility commissions. The city council will interview candidates and make appointments. The mandatory interviews will be held the evening of Thursday, March 12, 2009, at city hall.

All commission terms are for three years beginning April 1, 2009. Commissioners receive a $35 stipend for each regular meeting they attend.

The planning commission is composed of five members. It is required by state law to: prepare or amend a comprehensive plan for the city; prepare or amend the zoning and subdivision regulation ordinances; review and act on all development proposals in the city according to the authority and procedures set forth in the zoning and subdivision regulations. The commission must also review the five-year capital improvement program for compliance with the adopted plans and submit its recommendations to the city council.

The parks and recreation commission recommends policies and actions to create and operate Rosemount's park system and recreational programs. Duties of its five members include: advising the city council in the acquisition, operation, and maintenance of parks, playgrounds, and other public lands and making recommendations regarding the city recreation system; and investigating needs of the park system.

The utility commission supervises staff activity to operate Rosemount's publicly owned water, sanitary sewer, and storm water utilities. Duties of its three members include: reviewing utility budgets and expenditures; and reviewing user fees and charges annually, or more often if necessary.

Residents interested in serving on a commission may pick up an application at city hall. Commission application forms are also available at the city's web site -, in the "News" section. Applications are due by Feb. 27, 2009. For more information, call the city clerk at 651-322-2003 or e-mail at amy.domeier@