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Town of Payson Boards, Committees, and Commissions Descriptions

Airport Advisory Commission – The Airport Advisory Commission (AAC) is comprised of 7 individuals residing within the geographic area served by the Payson Airport, with at least four of the members being pilots or otherwise having a financial interest in aviation. The duties of the AAC include recommending strategic and long term airport planning for short and long term capital improvements, recommending airport policy modifications, reviewing safety matters, reviewing airport land leases, and any other airport items directed by the Town Council.

Board of Adjustment – Hears and decides on appeals for variances from the provisions of the Town’s zoning code, as well as appeals from decisions of the Planning and Zoning Commission or zoning administrator. Meets on an as-needed basis.

Board of Adjustment – Hears and decides on appeals for variances from the provisions of the Town’s zoning code, as well as appeals from decisions of the Planning and Zoning Commission or zoning administrator. Meets on an as-needed basis.

Environmental Projects Commission – Makes recommendations to Mayor & Council regarding expenditures of the Central Arizona Project Trust Fund Environmental Projects monies, with preference to Payson’s Urban Riparian Wildlife Refuge Project (Green Valley Park), resulting in the creation, enhancement or preservation of riparian habitats.

Historic Preservation and Conservation Commission (HPCC) (INACTIVE) – Implements historic preservation program by identifying historic properties and areas within the Town and methods by which properties can be preserved. Seeks grants and reviews applications or preserving and improving historic property. Has guidelines for qualifications and expertise of membership. Meets once a month.

Housing Advisory Commission (INACTIVE) – Provides input and recommendations to the Mayor and Town Council on issues related to affordable and workforce housing for residents of the Town, including: the Town’s Housing Strategic Plan, the creation of a housing trust fund and community land trust, related policies and regulations, the development of specific incentives and strategies to increase affordable/workforce housing and revisions to ordinance that affect affordable/workforce housing. Other duties and responsibilities are outlined in Exhibit A of Res. #2235. Meets quarterly.

Parks & Recreation Commission – Makes recommendations on policies, rules and regulations relating to the planning, acquisition, disposition, operation, use, care and maintenance of parks and recreation facilities. Advises the Town Council on budget priorities. Meets quarterly.

Payson Area Youth Advisory Council (PAAYC) – Provides insight and recommendations to the Mayor and Town Council on a variety of issues deemed important to youth in Payson. The primary duties and responsiblities of the PAYC include, evaluate and review problems facing the youth of the Town; facilitate neighborhood AND/OR SCHOOL meetings with youth to discuss problems, needs, and suggested improvements for the Town; present recommended improvements to the Town Council of public projects and programs relating to youth in the community; identify critical issues within the community and determine if and/or how youth can contribute ideas and possible solutions to such issues; adopt a yearly goal or primary project and submit such goal or project to the Town Council for approval; identify the position of the Town’s youth on various issues before the Town Council and to report such positions to the Town Council; perform any other function as may be determined, from time to time, by the Mayor and Town Council. Meets once per month.

Payson Event Center Technical Advisory Committee (INACTIVE) – This ad hoc committee is charged with recommending to Town Council the future of the Event Center.  The PECTAC seeks public input, deliberates, and recommends solutions to issues focused on the current Rodeo Grounds.   Issues such as potential uses, service levels, support for surrounding properties, and operational concern will be resolved in this committee.

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